Acupuncture Therapy is an ancient Chinese medical technique that employs fine, sterile needles to stimulate energy channels (also called meridians) in the body to restore balance and harmony. This is done by stimulating specific points in the body that have been shown to give specific healing effects. The Chinese has mapped these points over a period of about 5 thousand years. Recently, Electromagnetic research has confirmed their locations.
Hundred of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it is successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia.
The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective for:
- Headaches and migraines
- Neuralgia (nerve pain), and nerve paralyses
- Recuperation after strokes or transient ischemic attacks
- Frozen shoulder or rotator cuff tendinitis
- Tennis elbow
- Low-back pain and sciatica
- Osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis
- Gynecological complaints
- Colds and flu’s, sinus inflammation
Is it SAFE?
This is a very common question among those who have never experienced an acupuncture treatment. When practised by a licensed, trained acupuncturist, acupuncture is extremely safe.