Jenny Kwon Chinese Medicine Clinic


Acupuncture is a medical tradition dating back more than 3,000 years and among the oldest healing practices in the world. It is part of an integrated system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Acupuncture is performed by inserting fine sterile needles into acupuncture points located all over the body. The needles may also be stimulated electrically or with moxibustion.

Since its origin, acupuncture has developed tremendously. At present, acupuncture is a natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is practiced in almost all parts of the world. In 2003, the World Health Organization published a report on acupuncture that listed a series of diseases, symptoms or conditions which acupuncture can effectively treat.

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As a trained acupuncturist, we're focus on the individual, not their illness, and see all symptoms in relation to each other. Because every patient is unique, two people with the same western diagnosis will each receive different acupuncture treatments. Consequently, there are no 'off-the-peg' treatments or points prescriptions.


Understanding acupuncture

The theory behind acupuncture is complex and rich in detail, however is quite easy to understand. The idea of acupuncture is based on Qi.

Qi is described as a form of energy force that consists in essential life activities, which include the spiritual, emotional, mental and the physical aspects of life.

A person's health is influenced by the flow of Qi and the union of yin and yang in the body.

According to Chinese medical theory, Qi is circulated in all components of the body via energy channels, called meridians. The energy flow is more or less almost like the circulatory system and nervous system. Each meridian exists in a corresponding pair and has many acupuncture points along its path. The meridian system consists of twelve main channels. These meridians conduct qi between the surface of the body and its internal organs.

The underlying principle is that illness and pain occur when the Qi cannot flow freely. The Qi of the meridians can become obstructed due to many reasons such as emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection, or injury.

By inserting ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points your acupuncturist can re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.