Acupuncture is a 3000 year old therapy based on the concept of balanced and harmonious flow of “Qi”throughout the body. Qi flows through various meridians and can be manipulated via needling specific points along the meridians. A wide variety of diseases are thought to occur due to an imbalance of qi flow and through improving energy flow can be greatly improved.
Conventionally acupuncture has been a great therapy for control of pain. Studies have found that needling of acupuncture points stimulates release of the body’s natural pain killing molecules called “endorphins”. These molecules are chemically related to the drugs of the opioid class such asmorphine used for pain control.
Many conditions are treatable with acupuncture most notably depression, anxiety and various types of pain.