What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture, as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been in practice for over 3,000 years. It can be used to treat a range of problems including mental, physical, and emotional problems. It consists of inserting tiny needles into the skin to balance energy (Qi) flow through the meridians of the body. These needles help to divert and direct the flow of Qi to correct imbalances that can arise over time or due to stress placed on the body.
Common problems that can benefit from acupuncture include:
- Joint/muscle/nerve pain
- Memory problems
- Emotional problems (anxiety, depression, PTSD)
- Gynecological issues (infertility, PMS, painful periods)
- Stomach/GI problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sleep disturbances/insomnia