The origins of acupuncture can be traced back at least 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world.
Acupuncture takes a wholistic appoach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
provides drug-free pain relief
effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body's meridians to clear energy (qi) blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual.
The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.
*Note: the above information was fron AACMA's website, click their logo below for more information.