Acupuncture is the most widely spread system of health care in the world; it is used on every continent and used in every country. Acupuncture care helps relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems.
The goal of this dynamic health care system is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease.
Albert Einstein showed us that everything is made of, and radiates, energy. For the past 2000 years, doctors of acupuncture have called the intelligent energy in the body ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘chee’). This subtle form of energy supports shapes and enlivens our physical body and activates our lives.
Qi flows through pathways in the body as an invisible current, energizing, nourishing and supporting every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland. These pathways are referred to as ‘Meridians’.
The meridian system works with and through the body’s other three regulatory systems (the immune system, the nervous system and the hormonal system) to provide you with the inner resilience that allows you to meet the demands of life.
When these systems are in balance and your Qi is flowing freely, your body’s natural self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur. Your body will flourish and true health and wellbeing can be achieved.
The stresses of daily life affect the quality and flow of Qi. Different stresses affect meridians and organs in different ways, disrupting or blocking Qi flow. If a garden hose is blocked, it can’t provide an adequate supply of water to a plant and the plant will be unable to thrive, grow and blossom. Likewise, a blockage of the meridians will restrict the supply of Qi required to nourish and support the cells, tissues, organs and glands.
This blockage can manifest into various signs and symptoms. Over time, the body as a whole becomes weakened and its self-healing abilities compromised. Eventually, it becomes susceptible to pain, disease and ill health.
At Acu-ease we use a variety of techniques to improve the flow of Qi through the body:
Acupuncture: Tiny, single use, sterile needles are gently placed into specific acupuncture points.
Electro-Acupuncture: Acupuncture points are gently stimulated with a mild electrical current.
Point Injection Therapy: Vitamins are injected into acupuncture points to improve absorption.