acupuncture at thepractice, Totnes
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years.
Its focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient and the improvement of specific symptoms.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as Qi (pronounced “chee”) moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin.
Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang – and when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can balance the flow of Qi and stimulate the body’s own healing response thus helping to restore its natural balance.
The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors
- Emotional states such as anxiety stress anger, fear, grief and sadness
- Poor nutrition and inappropriate diet
- Weather conditions
- Hereditary and constitutional factors
The principal aim of the style of acupuncture used at thepractice Totnes is to treat the whole person allowing recovery in the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.
“Illnesses may be identical but the people suffering from them are different…”
xu dachun (1693-1771)