Acupuncture is one of the principal modalities of Chinese Medicine. It is the insertion of very fine sterilized needles into specific points of the body.
Acupuncture works on the premise that channels and collaterals which spread over the body like a network, mimic the way rivers and their networks cover the earth’s surface. In this way as our rivers nourish and give life to the land so these channels give life and nourishment to the body.
Qi and blood are how the ancients described the movement of body fluids through these networks. It is when this circulation has lost it rhythmic flow that pain or disease occurs.
Therefore our signs and symptoms are simply the way your body lets you know it needs assistant with this regulation. Acupuncture uses points which are the gateway into this network and assists the channels and collaterals to regulate their flow.
When performed by a qualified practitioner patients will find their aches and pains diminish and a feeling of wellbeing returns.
Acupuncture channels and collaterals mimic river networks.
A river system spreads out across the surface of the earth
Acupuncture channels spread out over the body