“Whenever eminent physicians treat an illness, they must quiet the spirit and settle the will, they must be free of wants and desires, and they must first develop a heart full of great compassion and empathy. They must pledge to devote themselves completely to relieving the suffering of all sentient beings.”
Sun Simiao, Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang 1.2
Acupuncture is a safe and well researched treatment method for many health conditions. It stems from the Chinese philosophy of Mankind as an integral part of nature. By looking at the internal conditions of the patient the practitioner aims to correct imbalances allowing for the flow of natural healing to occur and a sense of wellbeing often is experienced on leaving the treatment room.
Research has shown that pain and allergies are alleviated and many testimonials from individuals speak of the relief from conditions after a course of acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points have been allocated as places which give the effect of stimulating and balancing the flow of energy and regeneration.
Chinese medicine uses the terminology of Qi or Chi to describe the flow of energy in the body which sustains life. We learn that it can be blocked, stagnant or lacking in good quality. The acupuncture needles are inserted in the points which will assist with the flow and regeneration of the energy moving blocks and allowing wellbeing to return to the body.
The climatic quality of fiery, hot, cold, damp, dry and wind are aspects of wellness and illness. When in balance with our environment internally and externally we can recover from ill-health.
Stems and Branches acupuncture is traditional acupuncture drawn from the classical Chinese teachings. It works with the energetics of our year of birth and our own personal combinations of energies and climatic influences. By using the aspects of Qi that are available to assist with healing on the day of treatment, balance with our lives can be achieved on a deeper level as well as symptomatic relief and healing from long term conditions.
Chinese medicine has been used to assist health and healing for over 2000 years. It has also found its place in the world of modern medicine as a complementary therapy, assisting in healing.
Acupuncture continues to help people all over the world.