Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at specific points on the body. It is a key aspect of Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain but can be also used to effectively treat a wide range of health conditions and symptoms. Find out more here
Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians homeostasis or balance is restored to the body.
Western science views the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, hormone release, muscles and connective tissue. A way of influencing the body’s own regulatory mechanisms.
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