Acupuncture is based on Asian philosophy, which centers on the concept of balance. When we are in balance, our bodies and minds should function optimally: the organs should work together properly, sleep should be restful and appropriate, there should be no pain, etc. Chinese medicine is all about helping restore the body to balance so that it may work the way in which it was intended. This is the way of nature. The more we learn to accept the cyclical, seasonal nature of life and allow ourselves to step into the flow, the easier we will find it to achieve and maintain balance.
When Qi (energy) flows harmoniously, the body functions optimally. However, the flow of Qi can become obstructed or unbalanced, causing disruption and pain. Acupuncture utilizes the influential points on the body to bring Qi back into balance. As we move into warmer weather and longer days, you might check in with yourself to see if acupuncture might be beneficial for you at this time. Spring brings the full abundance of new life, growth and energy. Bring balance and energy into your body through this ancient form of healing medicine.
For more information on the healing benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture, you might read Andrew Weil’s post which gives a nice overview on TCM.