Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy), also referred to as Chi and Xue (blood) through distinct pathways or meridians which are energy channels of the body. Acupuncture is a therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points (acupoints) on the body along the meridians, stimulating and enhancing the free flow of Qi, therefore regulating the harmonious energetic balance of the body. This consequently relieves pain and restores health.
The location of the points selected, the nature of the problem, the patient’s size and age, and the acupuncturist’s style are all factors that will determine how deep the needles actually go. With acupuncture treatment, the patient will feel some cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling, or electric sensation either around the needle or
As a natural form of health care, Acupuncture is effective in the drug-free treatment of a wide range of common health conditions, and it can also
Neurological conditions such
Cardiovascular disorders such
Respiratory conditions such
Digestive system disorders such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and
Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, orchitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue
Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.
Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, “frozen shoulder”, and “tennis elbow”.
Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments
Psychological conditions such as depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.