Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing which evolved in China and Asia many thousands of years ago. It is based on the philosophy that good health is dependent upon the balanced flow of our lifeforce energy, or Qi, along pathways in our bodies called meridians. When the flow of energy becomes imbalanced, dis-ease results.
By stimulating specific points along these meridians, the acupuncturist aims to return the flow to balance, facilitating the body's own innate healing abilities to restore this state of 'ease', creating a sense of wellbeing within the individual.
Disease occurs for many reasons including poor diet, lack of proper exercise, injury and stress, all of which can manifest on physical, emotional and mental pain and discomfort.