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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is an ancient system developed thousands of years ago.


In a nutshell, this is how Acupuncture works.


There are twelve main organ systems (and many other extras) in the Chinese Body that have channels/pathways/meridians running from them and traversing around the whole body. Each meridian has acupuncture points located along them. Acupuncture works by inserting very fine, filiform needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points along a channel or meridian.


The stimulation of the acupuncture needles at the acupuncture points located on the meridians allows Qi (our vital energy) and Blood to nourish the area and create homeostasis again within the body. The stimulation of the needles is relatively pain free. The sensation is more like a dull pulling sensation rather than a sharp needle like pain. Of course, your comfort is priority throughout the treatment and all needles can be taken out and reinserted if needs be.


A Registered Acupuncturist will support you during your treatment by using diagnostic tools like checking your pulse and looking at your tongue, amongst other things. These help support their diagnosis of your Chinese Medicine pathology and therefore your treatment plan moving forward.




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