Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. It is a procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various parts of the body to e.g. relieve pain, promote well being etc. It is a holistic natural treatment for a range of disorders.
With its origins in Ancient China, it has a history of development dating back thousands of years. The theory of Traditional Chinese medicine is that when we are healthy, our Qi (pronounced Chee) or life force runs through our body in a network of channels or meridians. Perfect health is a free flow of Qi.
An interruption or blockage can create imbalance, blockage or stagnation, which can result in illness.
The concept is simple, when Qi flows freely, the body is healthy.