Chi – what is it?

Chi is the essence of what gives life to human beings – unifying our body, mind and spirit. It is also at the roots of what acupuncture is all about. By boosting and developing our chi levels, we defeat feelings of tiredness and fatigue whilst replacing them with an enhanced sense of power, energy and focus. Acupuncture is based on enhancing and balancing our chi levels to deliver a strong state of health.

The mental and physical benefits of chi

When our chi is unbalanced, we can feel unhappy and distressed. By balancing our chi, we can smoothen out our emotions and reach a more satisfying mental state. Balancing and enhancing our chi enables us to boost our creativity and productivity. We can optimise our health by allowing chi to become balanced throughout our bodies. When a blockage is preventing chi from spreading across our bodies, pain and disease or teng can occur. However, when chi is enabled to flow freely, we can experience tong jr bu teng and therefore be free of disease and pain.

The history of chi

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We cannot see chi, but we can feel it. ‘Chi’ is the Chinese word for breath. Ancient Taoist masters spent many years studying the flow of chi, which is regarded as the glue that connects the mind, body and spirit. As their studies progressed, they were able to identify and differentiate between different types of chi. It’s said that there are now over 30 different functions of chi within our bodies.

Acupuncture That Works

At Acupuncture That Works, we provide therapy for dealing with various ailments. The principle of acupuncture is that pain occurs when chi has been disturbed. During acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into the body to help chi flow and balance the Yin and Yang within the body.

Why opt for acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been practised for thousands of years. The needles used in acupuncture are normally no thicker than human hairs and are deployed to stimulate the channels or meridians inside our bodies. Many people turn to acupuncture after various other methods to resolve their problems have failed. We frequently use acupuncture-based treatments to help with sickness, reduce pain, help people combat addiction, to remove toxins from the body and to assist with psychological problems including stress. Acupuncture may also help with insomnia and weight control.

Acupuncture for all

We are able to provide acupuncture treatments for adults and children, Acupuncture has no side effects and is used by the NHS as well as by private clinics. When acupuncture treatments take place, the sensory nerves underneath the skin and inside the muscles are stimulated. This enables the body to produce natural substances such as endorphins to release pain.

Getting in touch

Contact us today to find out more about acupuncture and chi. We have assisted people from all walks of life and are always ready to hear from you if you think you could benefit from acupuncture treatments. You can get in touch today by completing our contact form or by calling us on 0800 051 76 88.

 

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