Practitioners and patients of acupuncture believe that the body is a concourse, full of energy flowing throughout it in all directions. This energy, or “chi” as it is sometimes called, can become sluggish or blocked, leading to discomfort, pain, disease and imbalance. In order to keep this energy flowing properly, methods such as tai chi and acupuncture are used.
Interestingly, western science has shown that your body’s lymphatic system – which is responsible for helping your body flush away toxins – can be helped along by the flowing movements of Tai Chi and the stimulation of acupuncture.
By inserting fine needles just below the skins surface, acupuncture practitioners aim to stimulate the flow of energy through the body, thus stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. The Medical Dock believes that health is about balance and that when the body is internally balanced and working at optimal levels, it is better at healing and maintaining itself. A body that is balanced within itself and its environment is a powerful, capable body.