Acupuncture evolved from the art and practice of acupressure massage. It is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body to stimulate and unblock the circulation of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are many diseases and disorders that can be treated with Acupuncture such as neurological disorders, energy disruptions and physical disease in the body.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
- Headache and migraine pain.
- Joint pain caused by inflammation.
- Nausea and similar symptoms resulting from morning sickness.
- Post-operative pain.
- Allergy relief.
- GI disorders.
- Addiction related issues.
- Helpful in warding off depression, mental fatigue, anxiety and stress.
- Eczema and other skin conditions.
- Respiratory disorders.
- Nerve disorders such as shingles.
Many people have acupuncture benefits provided to them through their employer health plans, but don't use them. This is something that you can try for improved Qi circulation and overall well-being.
First, take a baby-step by receiving just a small number of acupuncture needles combined with a massage to increase your comfort level while still using those health insurance benefits!
Then, once you have learned to experience and benefit from the acupuncture and increased flow of Qi, you'll naturally want to explore the benefits of a full body treatment. This can help give your energy system the balance it needs to stay healthy!