What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of medicine which restores and maintains health by insertion of fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body.

The action of needling these points stimulates the body to rebalance itself, catalysing homeostasis by activating our own recuperative and self-healing powers.

Traditionally acupuncture is seen as redirecting the vital energy of the body - the Qi (pronounced 'chee' in Chinese) which flows continuously around the meridian system, an energetic network of channels that not only connects the acupuncture points to each other but also directly influences the functioning of the internal organs and other controlling systems of the body.

The picture illustrates the 27 points
of the Kidney meridian.

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