Acupuncture aims to encourage our natural healing mechanisms by restoring the body to a state of equilibrium. Your practitioner will look not only at your presenting symptoms but will take into account many areas of your current and past health to determine the underlying imbalance at the root of your problem. They will then formulate a treatment involving the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of qi, your body’s vital energy.
For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.