Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM distinguishes itself by its holistic concept and the differentiation concept, which requires the practitioner to treat the constantly changing conditions accordingly. TCM diagnosis is done by examination of the tongue, including the colour, shape and type of coating; taking the pulse; asking specific questions, etc. Together, they open a window into the condition of the body. Based on the diagnosis, practitioners can treat your condition by choosing such techniques as acupuncture, herbal therapy, cupping, moxibustion, or therapeutic massage.
In TCM theory, diseases arise due to imbalance between Yin and Yang. Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points to redirect Qi, the energy for life functions, to different meridians, or to slow down the flow or to increase it.
Modern science has confirmed acupuncture as a valid, safe and effective method of achieving health improvement. Acupuncture needles are all sterile, individually sealed, one-time use and disposable. These needles are very fine and insertion is nearly painless when properly done.