Chinese medicine is an ancient wisdom for the problems of today. Chinese medicine originated thousands of years ago when mystics (wise people) understood how nature, climate, emotions, constitution, food and lifestyle influence our health and wellbeing.
Chinese medicine gives us tools to recover from diseases, to build up our inner strength, to maintain health and to show us how we can use the energies of nature for our health and wellbeing. Then we feel we are "going with the flow", and we feel supported by existence.
Our energy flows in certain pathways through the body. Due to inner or outer influences, the energy gets used up or gets blocked or stagnated and is limiting us. For instance, when we are tired then it is more difficult to sit straight; de uprising energy which stretches the spine, is exhausted.
With acupuncture we can help the energy circulation. The needles are very thin and flexible, and usually not painful at all. The acupuncturist will choose which points to needle, based on your specific situation. Every acupuncture point has specific functions in the body.
Sometimes other techniques are used, like moxa and cupping.
Usually you will get some advice about simple but very effective lifestyle changes which support the treatment.