Acupuncture is a chinese therapy that has been used for thousands of years. According to eastern philosophy, every human being receives at birth a certain amount of life energy, which consists of yin and yang.
We need that energy to be able to live and to be active. This energy flows through the body along energy pathways, also called meridians. These channels are connected to each other, as well as with the internal organs and the mind.
If the energy flow is disrupted, physical or psychological symptoms arise. Such disturbances can have a number of causes: environmental influences (eg. viruses, wind, cold), accident, physical overload, intense emotions, stress, unhealthy diet, …
Acupuncture affects the energy flow in the body: by putting needles at certain points, the meridians are stimulated.
In doing this, acupuncture activates our natural healing ability, and restores the energy balance in the body.