"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos, the trees, the clouds, everything."
Thich Nhat Hanh
Acupuncture is both a science and a healing art. It is the most popular
therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that additionally comprises
Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Tui-na
(Chinese Massage) and Qi Gong.
Clinical results for TCM have been recorded in writing for over 2000 years,
and it is the oldest continually practiced healthcare system in the world. The
World Health Organization estimates that more people worldwide use Acupuncture
over any other form of health care.
The ancient Chinese
believed that there is a universal life energy called Qi that is present in
every living creature. Qi is a bio-energy that circulates throughout the body
and vital organs along specific pathways that are called meridians. Any disturbance to the flow or balance of Qi may
result in pain, dysfunction, or ill health. Acupuncture
works to "re-program" and restore normal functions by stimulating certain
points on the meridians in order to remove disease.