Acupuncture is a way of communicating with the body. An ancient therapy over five thousand years old, acupuncture aims to restore the balance of yin and yang in the body.
To use the analogy of a lush beautiful garden, imagine a stream flowing through its garden grounds. The stream with its various tributaries, water the plants and flowers and the garden is thriving because its ecosystem is in balance. If you then were to suddenly place a huge boulder somewhere along the stream, this would cause a blockage in the flow and distribution of water to some parts of the garden. As a result, some plants would be over-watered, and others would be under- watered.
In this analogy, the garden is your body, the stream, your meridians or channels, and the water, is chi, which is vitality.
As an acupuncturist, I use tongue and pulse diagnosis to build a picture of your internal health and to identify the areas that need balancing. Acupuncture needles are then strategically applied to remove specific blockages and restore balance, thus restoring the flow of chi, which in turn allows the body to return to balance and heal.
As a practitioner of both Acupuncture and Naturopathy, naturally I apply a winning combination of the principles of these two modalities in my assessment and treatment.