Acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves inserting extremely fine surgical-grade stainless steel needles into specific points on the skin – or applying various other techniques to the acupuncture points – to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself by stimulating the body’s energy flow. Scientific studies have shown the potential for acupuncture to be effective in treating many disorders.
In Fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems, including allergies, respiratory conditions, gastrointestinal disorder, gynecological problems, nervous conditions, and disorders of the eyes, nose and throat, and childhood illnesses among others. Acupuncture is effective and safe when performed by a registered and skilled practitioner.