Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that stimulates points along the energetic meridian system of the body. Sterile, thin, disposable needles are inserted into the skin with the intention of restoring balance and harmony to the body. The principles, diagnostic patterns, and individualized treatments are based on the theory of yin and yang (opposite forces), excess versus deficiency patterns, the movement of qi (energy) and blood, and the relationship between the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) derives it's roots from nature. It views all living things as microsystems within the universal macrosystem. This form of healing medicine considers the entire being - mind, body, and spirit in order to effectively restore balance. The unique goal of TCM is to address the root cause of an individual's disease pattern and not simply just the manifesting symptoms.
The World Health Organization endorses acupuncture, and research has continued to show it to be beneficial in the treatment of numerous conditions. Some conditions acupuncture can treat are:
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