Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese medicine. For some, Chinese medicine might be quite
a foreign concept, so let us break it down for you. This ancient medical system takes a holistic
approach to health and well-being, in other words - it looks at the big picture, believing the body is
intimately interconnected and explicable only when you look at the whole person. You see, our
bodies are extremely complex - physically, mentally and emotionally and you might be surprised
how these three rely on each other.
One of the key successes in Acupuncture is that it targets the ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘chee’) or energy flow
of your body and helps to create harmony in the body by stimulating meridians or specific pathways
as it circulates through your body. Our bodies are like a complex underground train system in a large
city. For the network to run efficiently and on time, each train station must run like clockwork,
tracks must be maintained to ensure there is no congestion or interference on the line. But when
there are blockages or interruption it can create chaos! Our health is much the same. We are
impacted by many external factors which cause imbalance, or blockages at times, causing disruption,
pain and dysfunction to occur. By targeting these meridians, Acupuncture works to reduce
blockages, correct and restore our body to its natural balance by helping your energy flow through
your body to operate at its optimum efficiency.
The technique of Acupuncture uses fine hair-thin needles into the superficial skin, subcutaneous
tissue and muscles of the body. This stimulates the body to address the issue it is facing. It can also
aid your body in addressing things you may have struggle to overcome for a lengthy amount of time.
For instance, did you know your ears have 3 very helpful pressure points? A ‘calming’ point to help
with stress, a ‘lung’ point for help for people struggling to stop smoking and another ‘hunger’ point
to stimulate weight loss.
The more we learn about the body, the more it amazes us with how it can heal itself with just a little
help from your friendly Acupuncture therapist. At Clinic 38 we understand the way your body
synergistically works and how to restore balance so you can focus on living a happy and healthy life.
Call us to book an appointment or stop by so we can answer any further questions you may have
about how Acupuncture can help you.