Acupuncture improves the flow of blood circulation allowing oxygen, blood and lymph to support the body’s healing process by applying finely gauged, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles. It also helps in reviving damaged nerves, muscles and ligaments. Usually it is necessary to receive treatment once or twice a week, but it depends on the individuals. Many conditions can be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture combined with other therapies such as manipulation, herbal medication, etc.
Chronic illnesses may require treatments for several weeks or longer. Acute problems generally have a quicker response. As in any form of medical care, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome and course of the treatment.Acupuncture is based on the theory of Yin-Yang and the five elements. Health is seen as a balance between two opposing forces called yin and yang within the body. An unbalance of these is considered to result in ill-health. This imbalance also causes disruption in the flow of Qi or vital energy along pathways in the body know as meridians. This is done commonly by the insertion of needles into these points which are then manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. They can also be stimulated by moxibustion, pressure and heat. This restores the balance between yin and yang, corrects the flow of Qi along the meridians and restores health to the body and mind.