What is acupuncture
Acupuncture is a powerful ancient system of healing used to restore physical as well as psycho-emotional
health and enhance well-being. It has originated in ancient China and dates back 5000 years.
Acupuncture works with energy which flows through the body in three-dimensional channels known as
meridians. Meridians can be compared to the flow of rivers invigorating and nourishing the earth they cross.
Meridians connect internal organs with the rest of the physical body parts: skin, flesh, ligaments, bones, limbs, sensory organs and orifices. They govern physical as well as emotional and spiritual aspect of human being.
We live and diseases are formed because of the network of these meridians which cover and intersect our body.
By stimulating acupuncture points located on meridians on the skin, diseases in the superficial tissues as well as in internal organs can be treated. Stimulating correct energy pathways and energy points therefore allow for thorough healing of the body-mind-spirit to take place.
Treatment aims to assist the conditions in which harmonious functioning restores itself and to strengthen the person’s general health and well-being.
Acupuncture is painless and the needles used are extremely fine. Most of the patients describe the sensation of the needle upon the insertion as dull, tingling and occasionally slightly sharp but most of the time people do not feel anything at all and find acupuncture to be very relaxing. If any side-effects occur these are natural and self-correcting. Rarely there may be bruising at the needle point or a short-term flare-up of your symptoms as your energy clears and re-settles.
Acupuncture does not interfere with Western medical treatment - on the contrary, it provides a welcome complement to it and the recovery time for any illness is often shortened.
Acupuncture works naturally, as nature intended. It re-adjusts the distorted harmony in the body and mind and allows one to flourish back to their full health all without any medications.
Stems and Branches Acupuncture
Stems and Branches theory represents the original and fundamental material behind the ancient Chinese philosophy of Chinese medicine, Chinese cosmology and Chinese astrology.
Ancient Chinese recognized that our health was influenced by 3 main factors:
1. Our genes
2. The way we live our life and what happens to us during our lifetime
3. Energetic constitution according to our date of birth - this is Stems and Branches theory
I very much consider my patients' genes, psychology and the way they live their life and I also take into great consideration the day, month, year and season when they were born as the value of Stems and Branches acupuncture comes from understanding of these.
By understanding precise energetic constitution of a person we understand what their inborn energetic weaknesses are and as such understand the reason for the development of most of their health problems. Therefore we can support their health - their body-mind from the deepest level. By treating in this way we support the root of the presenting imbalance as opposed to treating symptoms alone.
Stems and Branches acupuncture transcends the separation of the physical body from mental, emotional and spiritual functioning, which in modern Western medicine has not allowed us to see a person as a whole being.
It harmonizes and strengthens body's fundamental vitality, attending to the roots of the health imbalance.
Your Body’s Wisdom - Permission to heal
Your body, when unbalanced, has its own language to communicate its aches and pains. A unique treatment aims to realign you back to a ‘natural healthy state of balance’. From this place, you begin to heal many of your body’s discomfort and blocks.
Treatment aims to stimulate the body’s self-healing ability, and strengthen natural vitality. I work with your body to alleviate stress and increase a sense of relaxation. Acupuncture can be used safely alongside conventional medicine and also works well as a preventive treatment.
As every person is unique, the diagnosis and treatments are individually tailored, taking into account not only the person’s symptoms but the following:
Unique constitution of each person
Genetics, medical history, physical imbalances, emotions and psychology, radial pulses, body diagnosis
Look for the tender and sensitive areas on your body
Take a holistic and comprehensive overview of your physical and emotional well-being
With acupuncture, your body, first receives the message of the acupuncture treatment, it then reacts to it, and finally works through it.
Unlike medication, your body does not fight acupuncture, as acupuncture works to ignite your body’s own natural healing system.
As a result the body eagerly responds well, effectively activating powerful healing.
With acupuncture, the body is healed from the most complex illnesses, completely naturally and thoroughly without being put under toxic pressure of medications. Many people use acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventive measure to strengthen their constitution or because they just feel generally unwell. It can be very effective on its own or can be successfully integrated with conventional medicine.