Acupuncture 30 minutes
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles. It is a form of complementary and alternative medicine and is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to TCM, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. It is among the oldest healing practices in the world, which exists for about 5000 years. As part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture aims to restore the body’s natural balance and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body.
Acupuncture is based on a concept of balance and seeks to cure the causes of illnesses rather than symptoms. It involves the insertion of extremely fine, pre-sterilized, single use stainless steel needles at predetermined strategic points on the body surface. The use of needles is virtually painless.
Acupuncture is primarily used to alleviate pain caused by a range of diseases and disorders, including:
Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
Low back pain
Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis