Acupuncture has been used by the Chinese for thousands of years to promote natural healing. Chinese medical theory holds that the human body has channels of energy that run in patterns in the body. The channels are known as meridians that transport and direct “qi” (vital energy) to every part of the body, including the head, arms, legs, organs and other systems. According to Chinese medicine, when the flow of energy is blocked or disrupted, disease, illness and other conditions can develop. Acupuncture works by redirecting “qi” (vital energy) in the body and in an attempt to remedy local or systemic accumulations or deficiencies of qi.
Acupuncture comes from the Latin acus, “needle,” and pungere, “prick.” It is a technique intended to promote health and well-being. The acupuncture procedure is performed by inserting hair-thin, solid needles in the skin at specific locations known as “acupoints.” Traditionally the needles are believed to interrupt and redirect an abnormal flow of qi.
Unlike traditional medicine, acupuncture has no side effects. Many physical conditions can be treated with this procedure. In addition to reducing stress, acupuncture can help with anxiety, depression and addiction. Mantra Wellness Centre is dedicated to holistic wellness and peacefulness within the body. All our acupuncture therapists are registered and meet current regulation standards. Click here to book your appointment online today! 403.266.8933