Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the skin. Because these needles are so fine patients feel little sensation and most are so relaxed they often fall asleep in the treatment room.
Part of Chinese herbal medicine's strength is in its formulas. A number of herbs make up a formula some of these have proved so effective they have remained in constant use for nearly 2,000 years. A first class quality of herbs are used for treatment, they are rigorously tested for over 400 contaminates (200 more than for the organic standard).
An ancient Chinese method of health-care based upon correct breathing and specific movements designed to open, release and connect the body, bringing about a better sense of well-being and health to both the mind and body.
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