Acupuncture 针灸, Zhen Jiu involves the use of extremely thin needles at strategic points on your body called acupoints. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy known as qi that flow through pathways (meridians) in the body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners re-balance the energy flow.
Mainstream exposure of Acupuncture in Western culture has been attributed to an article by James Reston, a New York Times reporter who documented his experience of post operative pain management using acupuncture after an appendectomy in Beijing in 1971. Since then the amount of published scientific works and interest in acupuncture in the West has consistently grown. The World Health Organisation has outlined a list of conditions that benefit from Acupuncture, as listed under 'Common Symptoms'.
Our clinic only utilise sterile single use acupuncture needles.