What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine a Science that date back more than 2,500 years. TCM is a holistic system that includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, massage and exercise.  Acupuncture is a powerful system of healing which utilizes very thin needles to access distinct points on the body to restore balance, alleviate pain, reduce stress and improve well-being.

Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi. When Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness.

The beauty in the Oriental Medicine is known as "personalization". Since each individual is unique with physiological constitution, personality and emotional activity, there is no identical disease in two patients with seemly similar or same clinical.

Dr Mause Ramalho, LAc