Generally speaking, acupuncture should not be painful. You may feel a dull ache, perhaps a feeling of electricity or tingling, a sensation of heat or cold, or it may just feel strange. Sometimes you can feel Qi running up or down the body or a limb. Continue reading “Does Acupuncture Hurt? Is It Safe?”→
In ancient China, the theory of Yin-Yang was used for observing and analyzing the material world. It was a philosophy that these ancient scholars developed, providing them the means to describe and generalize two opposite principles which they observed within their world, and applied this theory to both natural and medical sciences. Continue reading “Yin and Yang: What is that?”→
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting ultra fine needles into specific points of energy that are located along 14 Meridians or Channels that cover the entire body. There are 365 classical Acupuncture points associated with the 14 Meridians. These points and meridians, mapped out millennia ago and confirmed by consistent practice have shown that skillful insertion and manipulation of specific points will produce predictable results in the body.
How does acupuncture work?
The core of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the philosophy that we all have a complex system of channels which flow throughout our body distributing Qi or Life Energy to all of our tissues. When there is an obstruction in the flow of Qi or an imbalance in the Yin and Yang, health problems arise. Acupuncture can help to remove the blockage and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.