Chinese medicine works by enhancing the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. As long as our Life Force energy flows easily and is strong, there is health. If it becomes depleted, imbalanced or stuck, illness occurs.
Acupuncture points lie just below the skin surface. They are approximately 1/10 inch in diameter. They are located along meridian pathways of energy, which cover the whole body. When acupuncture needles are inserted at these specific points, the balance and rhythm of Life Force energy is influenced. This procedure is usually painless.
Various causes of illness are recognized including poor diet, emotional upsets, overwork, physical trauma, poor constitution at birth and the effects of the physical environment on our bodies: excess cold, heat, wind, dryness and dampness. Acupuncture affects the electro¬magnetic energy field of the body.