Acupuncture is an energy therapy whose origin goes back to China and which uses needles as a means to unblock the flow of energy in order to restore the patient’s health.
The therapy consists of the insertion of very thin, disposable needles, there are 14 main meridians in the body, each meridian travels through a specific organ. Some Meridian if the body are stomach meridian -heart meridian – kidney meridian etc. Qi flow through these meridians and nourish the organs. On these meridians there are energy points (acupuncture points) that have very important and precise functions. Each point may be considered a switch that controls Qi flow. If the Qi flow is blocked or the flow is too weak or too strong, then illness occurs.
Benefits of Acupuncture
- Regulates the Qi flow
- Improves the blood circulation
- Balances the organs function
- Calms the mind and restores health
- Pain disorders
- Internal Problems
Although acupuncture is virtually painless, as a rule, it is better to produce a little sensation to achieve improvement, but some people feel nothing at all. Many people find that acupuncture is quite relaxing and afterwards they may feel so relaxed to the point of sleepiness. Patients are advised to take it easy for at least a few hours after an acupuncture treatment and to not undertake any strenuous tasks, like a work out at the gym for example.