Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese healing used for thousands of years. It is now a worldwide phenomenon; a popular alternative to conventional medicine. The theory behind tcm is that although the bodies self-healing, it can become overloaded with toxins or become stagnant, causing disease and illnesses to develop. Acupuncture stimulates the pathways of the body and encourages energy to flow, promoting healing.
One main difference between acupuncture and other medical practices is that acupuncture focuses on overall well being rather than treating isolated symptoms. Acupuncture is effective for numerous health conditions and considered by most to be painless and even relaxing.
It operates on the principle of the free flow of “qi” throughout the body. In Eastern medicine, the “qi” is the vital energy that flows throughout the body along a network of pathways called meridians or acupoints. It is said to energise, nourish and support every cell, muscle, tissue, organ and gland in the human body. Thus, the free flow of energy along these pathways is essential for health.
Acupuncture theory states that medical conditions like arthritis, anxiety, migraine, musculoskeletal pain and many other common ailments are caused by blockages of “qi” in one or more of these meridians. By unblocking the “qi” this will help restore the body back to its natural health.
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to the patient and treats both the body and the mind (physical and emotional factors) simultaneously. Moreover, acupuncture offers:
Drug Free Pain Relief
Prevention against disease
A Holistic Approach to Illness
During your treatment at Dublin Acupuncture Rooms we will begin by asking about your health history. Our acupuncturists will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating and diagnose you from a TCM perspective. Next ultra thin sterile needles will be placed strategically along the meridian channel to balance and unblock the “ qi”. This creates a healthy circulation of the life-sustaining energy “qi” throughout the body. The needles are usually left in place for a few minutes. If considered necessary pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further be added to your treatment to enhance the effects.
In the right hands, acupuncture is a safe and effective drug-free option for treatments of most non-emergency conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises that acupuncture has successfully treated many disorders, whilst other conditions are recognised as responding well to it.
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