Herbcures - Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing developed thousands of years ago, which is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is now increasingly popular in the West.

It can help to reduce pain and treat many physical, mental and emotional conditions, help to release the bodies own painkillers, treat inflammation from injuries, back pain, chronic complaints etc.

Acupuncture is based on the principle that our health depends on the balanced functioning of the body's energy know as Qi. When we are healthy, all the Qi run harmoniously throughout our body. But when we are feeling ill the flow of energy is disrupted. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, imbalances in this natural flow of energy are thought to result in disease, and acupuncture aims to restore health by improving the flow of Qi.

Basically, acupuncture involves inserting very fine sterilized needles into the skin and underlying tissues at specific points of the body. These specific points run along pathways known as meridians. There are 12 main meridians and 8 secondary meridians, and altogether there are more then 2000 acupuncture points on the human body that connect with them.

We only use sterilized disposable needles, and for most of our patients it is virtually painless. However, some of our patients prefer not to have needles, and we do have other techniques that we can use instead such as Acupressure, Cupping or Moxibustion.


List of some of the illnesses that acupuncture is able to treat

  * Chronic complaint
* Reduce pain
* Migraine
* Asthma
* Back pain
* Sprain
* Neuralgia
* Headache
* Arthritis
* Improve body's immune system
* Sport injury
* Pain relief
* Allergies
* Anxiety
* PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

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