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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice developed in Korea and China about 4000 years ago. Tiny needles are inserted into meridian points to support and balance the nervous and circulatory systems, which are considered major systems in the body. Meridians can be thought of as pathways in the body.

How does Acupuncture work?

Due to ancient textbooks being translated incorrectly, there is a lot of misinformation about what acupuncture really is. Acupuncture is not an energy therapy, voodoo, religion, or magic, and there are no invisible energy meridians. Acupuncture is a real physical therapy based on anatomy not energy. Acupuncture improves the flow of oxygen (Qi), nutrients (Ying Qi), and blood (Xue) through the circulatory system to nourish the cells of the body.

In Acupuncture philosophy, treating the #1 cause of disease is the first priority:

  1. Blood stagnation (Impaired blood flow in the body).

When there is even a minimal problem with blood flow to any area of the body, that area can require support with how it functions. The body will not heal properly without proper blood flow. Acupuncture supports healthy dilation of blood vessels so that blood flow is restored to specific areas. This is useful in conditions that involve pain and supports organ function.

  2. Blocked nerves (Impaired signalling between the brain and the body)

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system by activating pain receptors, sensory nerves, and proprioceptor fibres that travel from the skin to the spine and into the brain to release natural pain-relieving chemical messengers around the body.

Acupuncture treats the 5 main factors that support your health and wellbeing.

  • The flow of oxygen in your body (Qi)
  • The flow of blood in your body (Xue)
  • The health of your blood vessels (Xue mai)
  • The health of your organs (Zang fu)
  • The health of your nervous system (Jing mai)

Acupuncture supports the body’s natural ability to heal. Acupuncture treats a number of conditions and can be used in conjunction with Chinese herbal practice or other therapies.

If you are looking for a natural solution to your health, get Acupuncture today!

Thrive Through Christmas

Thrive Through Christmas

Christmas should be a happy time, time spent with friends and family, but we all tend to get caught up in the business of the Christmas period and end up stressed, anxious and with never ending “to do” lists. One way to help with stress levels is gratitude. There is always something each day we can be grateful for, be it waking up pain free, having the love of your family, that smile a stranger gave you when passing, the sun shining. Finding things to be grateful for can help our mental health. By focusing on positive thoughts rather than the negative ones can help reduce the affects of our stress hormones.

Below is an advent calendar for you to download and use this festive season, but rather than just counting the days until Christmas I challenge you to fill in at least one thing you are grateful for each day.