Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing. The earliest acupuncture books were written 4,500 years ago. Acupuncture began with the discovery that the stimulation of specific areas of the skin affected the functioning of certain organs of the body. It evolved into a system of healing as the connection between the skin and organs became better understood leading to more sensitive methods of stimulation.
In simple terms, when an acupuncture needle is applied, the body releases certain chemicals, which in turn have certain effects on different parts of the body. The Chinese explain acupuncture through their philosophies of Yin, Yang and the Five Elements. They have identified 14 channels or ‘meridians’ that run through the body. The meridians conduct the flow of ‘vital energy’ or ‘qi’ (chi). This flow is disrupted when disease is present. By inserting needles into selected points in the meridians, this flow can be corrected, returning the body to its healthy condition. As opposed to the western approach in medicine ( trying to cure a particular disease) the oriental emphasis centers on making the whole body healthy.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method used to stimulate specific acupuncture points is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Benefits of Acupuncture with our experienced Practitioner, Rose is an acupuncture session combined with Reiki, to ensure relaxation during the treatment and lasting effects of a sense of wellness after the treatment is complete. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many conditions, and can be used preventively as well.