Acupuncture Explained 

Acupuncture is part of the traditional medicine of China which also includes herbal medicine, exercise, massage and diet. It is based on a history and philosophy which has developed a unique understanding of the workings of the body over the last 3,000 years. 
How acupuncture works: 
Acupuncture is the method of using fine needles to stimulate invisible lines of energy running beneath the surface of the skin. This effects a change in the energy balance of the body and works to restore health. Moxibustion, which comes in the form of mugwort, is burnt using a variety of methods to stimulate energy. Cupping can also be used to help alleviate pain and stimulate energy. 
What is balance?  
Our lives are often over-full and stressful and it is a challenge to take care of ourselves and to look good. For many reasons life is speeding up and becoming more stressful and it has consequences for the body and the emotions – we find ourselves sleeping badly, our digestive systems suffering, looking stressed and feeling tired etc... 
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of your body’s vital energy. The flow in Chinese medicine is called a channel or meridian. 
They generally run longitudinally through the body at a relatively deep level and connect with the internal organs. (Taken from ‘A Manual of Acupuncture’) – different theories have been advance to explain the discovery of the channels – recent excavations have settled on the theory that during the course of massage and inner exploration of qi gong and meditation practice, this led to discovery of channel pathways, with the knowledge of specific points coming later – and after much observation,recording and testing over 2,000 years 


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