Acupuncture is a 3,500 year old energetic healing medicine that has been studied and proven in modern medicine. From a Western perpective it connects with the central nervous system releasing chemicals that reduce pain, inflamnmtion, stress and improves mood. From a Chinese medicine perpective it moves qi and blood, releases blockages, and restores balance. The healing possibilties are endless.
Acupuncture points are located on meridians that flow all over the body from head to toe. Points are chosen based on your current presentation. “De Qi” which can be described as dull, heavy, pressure, tingling, achey, radiating, relieving or even refreshing is used to describe the sensations while being needled.
What is Qi? (Pronounced: Chee) Qi is the vital life force that pulses through every cell in your body. Qi is dynamic and influences all bodily functions. It moves, warms, trasforms, contains and defends. When there is imbalance in the body qi can get stuck, be in excess, or deficient. Acupuncture maintains balance and flow of qi.
Needles are retained for approximately 20-30 minutes, during this time people often feel relaxed and may even fall asleep. The number of needles used, vary from person to person and from treatment to treatment, depending on an individual’s presentation at the time of treatment.