Acupuncture has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for over two thousand years. It can remedy ailments; enhance recuperative power, immunity and the capacity for pleasure, work and creativity. More specifically, Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into the body at specific points which has shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems.
These acupuncture points run through our bodyís meridians which are in effect, energy pathways. This energy- called Qi (pronounced chee) - is dispersed in areas of excess and gathered in areas of depletion by the needles. This allows for proper function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands and organs.
The World Health Organization recognizes the following conditions as appropriate for acupuncture treatment:
Hypoglycemia/ asthma/ high blood pressure/ ulcers/ diabetes
Colitis/ indigestion/ hemorrhoids/ diarrhea/ constipation
Colds and flu/ bronchitis/ hepatitis
Deafness/ ringing in the ears/ earaches/ hay fever/ poor eyesight/ dizziness/ sinus infection/ sore throat
Eczema/ acne/ herpes
Musculo-Skeletal and Neurological:
Arthritis/ neuralgia/ sciatica/ back pain/ bursitis/ tendonitis/ stiff neck/ polio/
Bellís palsy/ polio/ sprains
Genito-Urinary and Reproductive:
Impotence/ infertility/ pre-menstrual syndrome(PMS)/ pelvic inflammatory disease(PID)/ vaginitis/ irregular period or cramps/ morning sickness
Anxiety/ depression/ stress/ insomnia