Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It aims to stimulate these points to restore the flow of energy, known as qi, and promote the body's natural healing process.
Yes, acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. The needles used are sterile and disposable, reducing the risk of infection. Additionally, acupuncture has minimal side effects compared to many pharmaceutical treatments.
Acupuncture has been used to effectively treat a wide range of conditions. It is commonly sought for pain management, including back pain, migraines, arthritis, and sports injuries. It can also assist with stress reduction, anxiety, digestive disorders, insomnia, and fertility support. Acupuncture is known for its holistic approach, addressing both physical and emotional imbalances.