The Chinese have a wider vision of health than of the illness. An old story was told that doctors were only paid for keeping their patients healthy.
Acupuncture is effective as a preventive therapy
It is not necessary to be ill to have acupuncture therapy. For example, it can be very effective during periods of great stress and the change of season to have preventive treatment. It is important to know that the body often reveals mild warning signs, prior to the actual illness, such as blockage or interruption in the flow of Qi (energy) causing an imbalance of Yin and Yang. In this case, it is important to unblock the Qi (energy) and to restore the Yin/Yang harmony so that health can be restored and maintained. An ancient anecdote recounts that Chinese doctors were paid for keeping their patients healthy.
Acupuncture is also very effective for the following disorders: mood swings and behavioural instability, cold and chill symptoms, sleep disorders, recurrent infection, headache and dorsal and/or lumbar backache etc.