If you’re a newcomer in Palawi, don’t miss an opportunity to take this treatment. Believed to have developed over 2,000 years ago in China, its original roots were in India. It is believed to be a derivation of ayurvedic marma point massage, with the needles being inserted at the points where the pressure massage used to be given. The needles act like antennae either to bring more universal energy into the body to warm or uplift, ore to release excess energy to cool or calm. Over time acupuncture has evolved to become a most respected therapeutic treatment for rebalancing.
The technique involves inserting fine needles into certain acupuncture points along the meridian lines. It is practiced to simulate energy flow on a mental, physical and spiritual level. Once the acupuncture vessels open, ch’i within the body moves more freely and thereby unblocks any stagnation stored in the mind or body.
Acupuncture has been likened to a regulator that reflects the workings of yin and yang perfectly. It increases whatever is deficient in the body and reduces what is excessive. It helps warm what is cool and cool what is hot.
There are reportedly over 356 acupuncture points, although new acupoints are being discovered all the time. Most practitioners generally work with around 100. Each session is highly individual as different combinations of acupoints affect the body differently.
Although used in China mainly for acute pain relief, in the West it has been embraced for a number of ailments. It is believed to help ease stress, and treat addition, depression and insomnia, to name but a few. Regular recipients have no doubt that it calms and stimulates the nervous system, and has an overall effect on emotional stability.