Many people are aware that acupuncture is an effective treatment for pain relief, but are surprised to learn that it can also treat a broad spectrum of other health issues.
In fact, acupuncture is part of an ancient holistic health system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that considers all aspects of physical, mental and emotional health.
The goal of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is to bring the body back to balance. In our everyday lives, obligations and to-do lists sometimes take precedence over nutrition and sleep routines, which over time leads to an imbalance in the body. This imbalance can manifest in a number of different ways including insomnia, headaches, stress tension, repetitive strain, eczema, bloating, constipation, PMS and cramping, frequent colds, irritability, anxiety, infertility…the list goes on.
TCM therapy can include a combination of acupuncture, herbal remedies, cupping, moxibustion, guasha, tuina massage, nutritional counseling as well as energy-regulating exercises (Qi Gong). All of these methods stimulates energy (Qi) flow throughout the body, nourishing muscles and restoring proper circulation and balance. When the body is relaxed, the mind can also be put at ease.