Acupuncture involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles. These needles are activated with smooth movement from the practitioners hand or with electrical stimulation.
Acupuncture is a subset of medicine within the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practices. TCM practitioners use diagnostic tools like tongue and pulse to diagnosis a patient within the TCM system. TCM practitioners then treat using more than 2,000 points in the body, these points are inter-related through pathways and meridians. These pathways design the energy flow (QI) and circulation throughout the body promoting health. By applying certain points to the body, the QI, nourishes circulation in the body, promotes health and wellbeing.
When harmonizing qi, the TCM practitioner, is also balancing yin and yang energies. What are Yin and Yang energies? Yin is described as the feminine energy, comes in at night, passive, cold, and calm. Yang is the opposite to Yang is the masculine energy, active, daytime, hot, and high energy.
Common illnesses treated by acupuncture are pain, headaches, gastrointestinal difficulties, fertility, anxiety, insomnia, hormone imbalance, depression, fatigue and more...