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Published: 17 March 2018

Qi: The Energy Within

“Qi” or “life energy” as it’s also known, is a form of energy that flows through unseen channels of your body. A healthy, abundant flow of qi is beneficial for your body, helping to maintain harmony, balance and order. Blocks in the flow of qi can occur however, usually as a result of stresses and poor environmental and lifestyle factors. These blocks upset the flow and in doing so upset the body’s balance, making your body more susceptible to disease and illness.

One of the oldest forms of health care today, acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that can be traced back over 2,000 years ago. Treatments involve inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific acupuncture points along the body’s energy pathways in order to clear energy blocks and encourage the flow of Qi throughout your body, helping to restore your body’s balance. Other methods may also be used to stimulate these points such as cupping and massage, treatments offered here at Mind & Body Health.

Our in-house acupuncturist, Jason, specialises in pain management, sleep management, skin conditions and emotional balance as well as women’s well-being. Jason takes a holistic approach to treating his patients, going beyond simply diagnosing and treating the symptoms and looking into past conditioning and patterns from childhood to guide his treatments.

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