Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It is based on the understanding that everything is interrelated, interconnected and works in harmony with nature.
Acupuncture is just one element of TCM which also includes, Herbs, Tuina, Meditation, Exercise (Tai Chi or Qigong), Diet, Astrology and Geomancy (Feng Shui). In combination they are used to not only treat disease but prevent illness from occurring.
Acupuncture is extremely effective in treating a wide variety of conditions through its power to stimulate the body’s own internal regulating and healing system. Studies show that during acupuncture, the blood vessels relax and more healing blood and nutrients are able to flow to all the cells in the body. The nervous and endocrines systems are stimulated which release hormones such as endorphins (natural painkillers). It has an anti-inflammatory effect and also helps the immune system; improves mental clarity, reduces stress, elevates mood, relaxes muscles, relieves pain, regulates and balances hormones, metabolism, digestion and growth. Quite simply acupuncture stimulates the body’s own mechanisms to heal and function correctly, just as nature intended. So what are you waiting for? If there was a pharmaceutical drug that could do all of that we would all be rushing to take it. Yet acupuncture can – and without any unpleasant or dangerous side effects. Get in touch and see how you can take control of your health and improve your life for the better.