Zhen Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back to over 5000 years. The overall goal of an Acupuncture treatment is the promotion of good health, function and ultimately restoring the body’s equilibrium.
What makes Zhen Acupuncture uniquely suited for modern life is its approach to physical, emotional and mental imbalances, where they are seen as interdependent and will consequently be treated at the same time. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The traditional acupuncturist’s skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment. The choice of acupuncture points will be specific to each patient’s needs.
Traditional acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well being. This level of healing is accomplished by stimulating biologically significant points on the surface of the body. A very fine disposable filiform sterile needle is inserted at a specific point or points of the body.
From a biomedical viewpoint, Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system, influencing the production of the body’s communication substances – hormones and neurotransmitters as well as the increase of blood flow to an area of concern bringing nutrients and oxygen The resulting biochemical changes activate the body’s self-regulating homeostatic systems, stimulating its natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well being.
Most patients find Acupuncture treatments relaxing as Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional medicine, Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past decade Zhen Acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare. In conjunction with needling, the TCMD may use other Traditional Chinese medicine modalities such as Herbal Prescription, Moxacology, Element Cupping, Guasha and/or Diet Therapy your TCMD may also suggest lifestyle changes.