The underlying theory in Chinese traditional medicine involves the concept of yin and yang and that of vital energy (qi ) animating mind and body. According to this theory, there is a network of meridians (energy pathways) in the body through which qi and blood circulate.
Acupuncture is used in Oriental medicine to treat disease by influencing points on meridians, which form an intricate network on the surface of the body and connect with the body's internal organ system.
Since the prime cause for the occurrance and development of disease in traditiona Chinese medicine theory, is considered to be an imbalance of yin and yang, the key principle in acupuncture treatment is to adjust the qi of yin and yang so as to restore harmony between them.
Modern research has shown that stimulating an acupuncture point effectively triggers the body's own repair mechanism by causing an increase in the production of endorphines and simultaneously activating the immune and endocrine systems.
A recent study (The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review by John McDonald and Stephen Janz, AACMA, Brisbane, 2017) confirms the effectiveness of acupuncture across a wide range of conditions.
Acupuncture treatment is generally conducted by the insertion of very fine stainless steel disposable needles.
At Jade Buddha Herbs many clients have used acupuncture treatment to experience
relieve back and neck pain from injuries and arthritis
help sports injuries and improve athletic performance
reduce stress and anxiety
improve quality of sleep
relieve migraine headache and dizziness
help manage blood pressure level
boost immunity and improve well being
enhance fertility and regulate menstrual cycle
improve digestion and help with weight loss
ease through menopause