What Is Acupuncture?
Traditional Acupuncture is a health care system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; physical and emotional stress, injury or trauma, poor nutrition, infection or hereditary factors are among the most common.
Stay Well Balanced
The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium, thereby ridding the body of symptoms of disease. In other words, when we are in balance we are more able to get well and stay well. When we are not, we are more likely to get ill.
Focus on the Individual
The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.
A growing body of clinical research shows that Traditional Acupuncture safely and successfully treats a wide range of common health problems. They may be clearly defined diseases or more generalized feelings of ill health, such as low energy, lack of concentration or motivation and not feeling as well as you know you could.
Promote Optimal Health
Whatever the condition, whether it has a western medical name or not, Chinese medicine works by taking a full and thorough case history of each person. Through this investigation and looking at the tongue and taking the pulse, an acupuncturist makes a diagnosis about imbalance in the body. In this way every symptom or sign is relevant and a treatment plan can be drawn up in accordance with with the diagnosis. This holistic system of diagnosis can allow treatment to be given even when western medicine considers the situation a mystery.
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