WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have helped millions of people get well and stay healthy.

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the body at specific pressure points that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. The Chinese have mapped these points over a period of two thousand years.

Traditional Acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories regarding the flow of Qi (energy) and Xue (blood) through distinct meridians, or pathways, that are believed to run through the body much like our nerves and blood vessels. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow into the areas where it is Deficient and away from where there is Excess. This activates the body’s qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing the body's own recuperative powers, immunity and physical and emotional health. It can also improve the body's overall function and well-being.

In the modern Western explanation, Acupuncture strengthens the immune system by increasing T-cell counts and endorphins that help relax the body, as well as acting as natural painkillers.

Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

 

 

-Gilli Stuppel, L.Ac
Licensed Acupuncturist, Childbirth Doula, Herbalist, Naturopath