Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China and other Asian countries and is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is used to externally treat internal pain. Long, thin needles are inserted into pressure points in order to release pressure and built up pain by moving Qi (chi: the movement of energy within the body, unique to every individual) around. When Qi is in motion, it allows energy lines to heal, therefore promoting natural healing.

Acupuncture supports the management of some chronic diseases such as:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colitis
  • Migraines
  • Chronic back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

There have been a variety of studies on the results of acupuncture for specific conditions with varying results, however there is evidence that chronic pain, headaches and migraines can be relieved through acupuncture for most people.

Can acupuncture contribute to your personal path to well-being?

I started doing acupuncture a year ago with one mission in mind: to eliminate my medications for ulcerative colitis (UC). Since my diagnosis in 1990, I never wanted to be on medication for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, other than food modifications, I was unaware of other choices….until recently.
Being one of those “I don’t like needles” people, I was hesitant, but it’s not a big deal and the results have been amazing! I am happy to report that my medication intake has gone from 7 pills per day to 3 pills per day and my UC (knock on wood) is happy.

I also try to eat healthy, walk, practice yoga and meditation. Perhaps this blend is my personalized answer.

What’s yours?


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