Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation.
Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, at various depths, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.
In my Acupuncture sessions, depending on the person, I will use aromatherapy to assist in relaxing the body prior to the session. In addition, at the end of each session will spend some time on the feet doing reflexology to ground the body and slowly bring you back into the room.
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