Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) which is believed to have originated in China and is one of the oldest and most commonly used natural traditional medicine in the world -dates back to 100 BCE.

Acupuncture was first recorded in the ancient Chinese medical text Huang Di Nei Jing, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. Based on traditional Chinese medicine and meridian theory, acupuncture is used to stimulate specific points on the body to normalize physiological function, primarily used to relieve pain and modify the perception of pain, also has been used to treat other conditions and disorders of the body. This practice has been tried and tested for thousands of years proving to maintain health, longevity, improvement in fertility and the increase of the overall quality of life. The stimulation towards healing may be facilitated by needles, heat, local pressure, electrical currents or other means, but most commonly and frequently by needling. Earlier instead of needles sharpened stones and long sharp bones were used around 6000 BCE for acupuncture treatment but in modern times acupuncture is done with sterile single use needles discarded immediately after use in to a bio hazard container. Meridian theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine lays emphasis on the connection among acu points and considers the human body –holistically (mind, body and soul). Not only does acupuncture treat the presenting symptoms and acute condition but also the underlying root cause of the conditions which makes it chronic.

How Does Acupuncture Work

With the help of needles and other modalities, we as practitioners facilitate body towards harmonising by inserting needles on specific Acupuncture points or combination of few, which further facilitates the body to heal itself. It stimulates one’s natural and internal resources, healing from the inside-out. 

Our bodies produce a wide range of natural pain relieving substances, natural anti inflammatory chemistry, hormones, immune system enhancers and so forth, all without the need for outside drugs/external resources. In fact, some of our most effective drugs are manmade synthetic copies of the chemicals our bodies naturally produces such as cortisone. However we usually fail to utilise our natural inbuilt self-healing resources to the fullest capacity, just the way only a fraction of our brain’s potential is used at any given time. Acupuncture helps us squeeze and utilise that innate ability to naturally to heal ourselves to our fullest potential. A well trained acupuncturist can perform a series of treatments to give a good boost to the self-healing resources, which will make the difference needed to help recover and rejuvenate faster and sooner then expected