Acupuncture has been used for over 2500 years and is a great way to ensure that the body is working harmoniously. Acupuncture has a natural anti-inflammatory affect on the body and is beneficial for any pain condition whether it be acute or chronic. The technique involves placing thin acupuncture needles into the skin, causing the Qi to surface to the point. Qi can be described as a deep, heavy, dull or tingling sensation. Different points are selected along different meridians depending on your condition, these acupuncture points can be described as trigger or energy points within the body.
Acupuncture has the following effects on the body:
- Natural anti-inflammatory
- Calming and sedating
- Can feeling like tingles or dull ache when the points are stimulated
- Promotes blood and oxygen circulation
- Strengthen the body immune system
- Increases energy
- Assist free flow of Qi and clears blockages
- Assist with certain addictions including smoking
Electro Acupuncture is similar to a tens machine, it is commonly used alongside acupuncture mainly for pain conditions, it allows for continuous stimulation of the acupuncture needles using different currents and frequencies. It is extremely beneficial for birth prep as it helps to relax the cervix and assist with the promotion of labor as well as reduction of pain.