Acupuncture is an ancient branch of the Chinese medicine system that originated in China around 2000 years ago. According to traditional Chinese medical philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as Qi. Qi flows throughout the body and moves in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin.
The flow of qi can be disturbed by physical, mental and emotional factors. By inserting very fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist works to stimulate the body's own healing response and help to restore it to a natural balance.
Chinese medicine philosophy understands that symptoms arise following an imbalance in the body's Qi and other substances in the body (such as Blood, Yin, Yang and Jing).
Acupuncture is used to support a range of physical, physiological and emotional conditions.