Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine — a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body.  Achieving the proper flow of qi brings about health and wellness.  An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease.

 

To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the surface of the skin.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness for over 40 common diseases such as:

  • musculoskeletal disorders

  • gastrointestinal disorders

  • gynecological disorders

  • urogenital disorders

  • circulatory disorders

  • respiratory disorders

  • psychoemotional and neurological disorders

  • ear, nose and throat disorders 

Thinking of trying acupuncture?  Call us at (902) 465-4828 to book your appointment.