Involves the insertion of very fine, one-use needles into selected pressure points on the body to enhance circulation of qi (vital energy) in the meridians (network of high frequency electric pathways). By regulating this function, it will assist the provision of sufficient blood, oxygen, nutrients and vitality to the area(s) of the body requiring attention. This in turn facilitates healing.
Many diseases and dysfunctions begin on this subtle level. As the body is a series of interconnected vessels and processes, each area will have an affect on the other. This being the case, many symptoms may have the same cause, so by regulating the cause, all the symptoms may be eliminated.
Diagnosis is made by a thorough investigation of diet, lifestyle, symptoms, intake and excretions of the body. The pulse and tongue are checked as these give important indications to the state of health.
Fine quality needles and a gentle technique allows for pain-free treatments.