How does it Work?

The general theory of acupuncture is that proper physiological function and health depends on the circulation of nutrients, substances and energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network connects every organ and part of the body providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes.
Pain and ill-health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted or blocked by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma injuries and medication (side-effects), as well as lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor diet, emotions, lack of rest and stress.
Stimulation of the appropriate acu-points through acupuncture treatments help to restore sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body, thereby restoring health and balance to the body, while relieving pain and other symptoms.
The acupuncturist uses a sophisticated and complex system of diagnostic methods that take into consideration the person as a whole, discerning the body’s pattern of disharmony rather than isolated symptom. The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but more importantly to treat the underlying causes, increase the ability to function and improve the quality of life.