is a system of natural healing that has been practised in China
for thousands of years. In China, acupuncture is used to treat
people with a variety of illnesses. The diagnosis and treatment
is focused on the individual, their constitution, improving
their general well-being as well as the treatment of specific
The principle aim
in treating the whole person is to restore the equilibrium between
the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.
acupuncture treatment involves insertion of very
fine needles on acupuncture points. This has the effect of removing
any blockages and regulating the smooth flow of Qi, thus promoting
a natural healing process, reducing pain, improving bodily functions
as well as enhancing general well-being.
of moxibustion is sometimes used. This involves
the use of smouldering herbs to warm and stimulate the channels
or acupuncture points.
in which vacuum cups are used to draw out dampness and toxicity
or to promote Qi and blood circulation.