Acupuncture is a holistic system of healing, developed and refined in the Far East over thousands of years ago.
It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being.
The basic premise of acupuncture is that health is dependent on the body’s life force, “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), flowing in a smooth and balanced way through the network of meridians (channels) connecting all major organs.
Acupuncture is to restore the balance of the Qi in the body, and to treat those ones who has conditions such as sciatic pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or low back pain, so on.
What Is Stagnant Qi?
Proper blood and Qi (energy) circulation is vital to good health and Chinese Medicine sees poor circulation as the main culprit to almost all ailments.
When vital energy or blood is not circulating it forms pools of stagnation with cells not doing their job of feeding and cleansing the body.
Just like our cars can not run without gasoline, our bodies can not run without energy. The circulatory system transports oxygen and nutrients to our organs and tissues and carries away toxins and waste products.
It also transports the disease-fighting cells of the immune system that we need when we are sick or injured. Plain and simple, poor circulation means poor health.
In fact, if circulation is poor our organs are actually malnourished. Stagnant or blocked Qi is caused whenever there is a constriction or blocked accumulation.
An injury, illness, poor diet, unhealthy thoughts and lack of exercise all play major roles in creating stagnant Qi, but the biggest culprit is STRESS!