the key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is Qi, or vital energy. The Qi of the body’s organs and systems are connected by meridians, which lie beneath the skin. Eastern herbs and acupuncture are utilized to assist the body in regulating Qi and achieving balance. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles which stimulate specific meridian points. The practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine has proven to be effective in treating a variety of chronic and acute illnesses. Clients who suffer from physical or mental/emotional conditions can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is also becoming an incredibly common and safe way to prepare for and bring about labour, as it may help to shorten labour time and decrease the need for medical intervention. Read more about the use of acupuncture for the induction of labour here.