Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world and is more than 2000 years old. An external stimulus via acupuncture needles are applied to different acu-points on meridians, which connect the body and internal organs. Neural and biochemical changes follow. Acupuncture is wholly concerned with restoring the balance between two opposing and inseparable forces: yin (negative) and yang (positive). Health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state�? and illness or disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. Acupuncture is based on the notion that the body’s vital energy force, “chi�?travels through known channels or “meridians�? The acupuncturist inserts tiny, thin sterile needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation at particular, selected points on the body to unblock or correct the flow of energy.
People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. It is proposed that acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. Acupuncture can help ease a wide assortment of ailments such as stiff neck, frozen shoulder, chronic fatigue syndrome, poor circulation, sport injuries, headaches, insomnia, back pain, arthritis and much more!