Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that involves the insertion of fine needles into the body. Originating in China about 5,000 years ago, this form of holism was based on centuries of clinical observations that led to the identification of symptomatic patterns and associated acupoints on the body.
The Chinese suggested the concept of Qi, a flow of energy that courses through the body via a circuit of meridians which can be accessed by acupoints. Each meridian resonating more with one type of organ or bodily system, encouraging the flow of blood in the process.
By focusing on its homeostatic quality, acupuncture can help balance both mind and body to revitalise and improve inner well-being.
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