Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners view health very differently than "regular" or "Western" medicine. Many eastern cultures believe that living bodies are energetic beings with channels or meridians of energy running throughout the inside of bodies as well as along the outside. In order to maintain proper health, the energy of the body must be balanced.
Acupuncture, which has been practiced for over 3000 years, is the practice of using very slender needles inserted into certain points in the body to help maintain the flow of energy along the meridians, reestablishing balance within the body.
are 371 known Acupuncture points on the outside of a human body, and 179
on animals. Stimulation of the appropriate Acupuncture points can offer
relief from many health problems for which Western Medicine does not offer
effective or satisfactory remedies. Allergies, gastrointestinal disorders,
urinary leakage, anxiety and mood disorders, renal failure, back pain,
and vertebral disc disease are some of the ailments for which Acupuncture
can provide relief. The number of treatments necessary is dependant on
the severity of the problem and how long-standing it is.