Acupuncture was developed in China more than 2000 years ago with the goal of restoring balance to the mind, body and spirit. Today’s fast paced world is filled with more distractions, chemicals and toxins than ever before in human history. This ancient eastern art is more than a treatment for the challenges of our modern-day existence, it is a preventative philosophical approach to walking a healthy and fulfilling life path.
The body’s energy, or qi, flows along a series of channels called meridians, similar to the way nerves and vessels carry messages and blood. Each meridian is related to a specific organ and placing thin needles at certain points along these meridians will produce positive changes in the body to restore homeostasis. The needles have almost microscopic points, produce no pain, and are extremely thin and flexible.
Placing the needles along the meridians sends more blood to the lymphatic fluid reaching specific organs and allowing muscles to work more efficiently, releasing tension and stress. This stress relief in turn reduces tension on the joints and in the bones. The needles will also stimulate nervous system regulation to result in a relaxation response, which also relieves pain.
Integrating regular acupuncture treatments will have a positive spiritual effect on all aspects of life. Treatments can be thought of as a unique kind of meditation session which combines physical stimulation of vital parts of the body with mental relaxation and an overall re-centering of the spirit. This approach to living a more healthy and satisfying life enables the body to harness its own power to heal and restore while at the same time reducing the reliance on the western big pharma system of continually adding more medication each time there is a new challenge.