What is Health in Traditional Chinese Medicine?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the key principle governing health and well-being is the free and unobstructed flow of energy along pathways known as meridians. When this energy flow is blocked or builds up it can lead to illness or imbalance in the body. In some cases, energy flow is insufficient and the internal source of this fundamental energy needs to be reinforced.
A variety of techniques, including acupuncture, are employed to ensure the smooth flow of this vital energy.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a key modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific points along the surface of the body (called acupuncture points).
A set of acupuncture points is selected at each session in accordance with your individual health condition. The idea is to stimulate the acupuncture points by manipulation of the needles to facilitate a smooth and healthy flow of energy to restore health.