Are You Suffering? Acupuncture Can Help!

Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system incorporating acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, Qi Gong (therapeutic exercise) and life-style counselling into its holistic perspective. As the oldest practising medical tradition in the world, it remains the primary form of health care for one-third of the world’s population and has treated more people in history than perhaps any other system of medicine.

Health, from the perspective of Chinese medicine, is not simply the absence of disease, it is a dynamic balance within oneself and between one’s inner world and the ever–changing outer world in which we live. While undergoing treatment for a specific condition, it is very common for patients to have other aspects of their health improve concurrently.

Acupuncture is a powerful and effective form of medical treatment which originated thousands of years ago. Acupuncturists see people not only as they present themselves in illness but, more importantly, as they would be in perfect health.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest continuously practiced healing systems in the world. This system of medicine is very effective in restoring and maintaining health. Acupuncture describes the flow of life energy as it manifests in natural phenomena (such as seasonal changes) and within human beings.

The Chinese call this energy qi (pronounced "chee") and have mapped out its flow through our bodies. When our qi is full and flowing, we experience health. When our qi is obstructed or imbalanced, illness and pain can occur. The symptoms we experience signal when we are out of balance and tell us that we need to do things differently in order to restore balance. Acupuncture treatments help us return to balance and, when appropriate, can be combined with medical treatments, psychotherapy and lifestyle adjustments for optimum benefits.

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