At CAFPH we offer arrange of therapies which include psychological counseling, Massage, and Acupuncture. These complementary therapies are quite popular among people living with HIV. In America, for example, around half of HIV positive people have reported use of complementary type of treatment .Many HIV positive people say they feel better after having a massage for example. Acupuncture is currently suspended .These services are free of charge clients can call to book for an appointment.
What is Acupuncture
Traditionally; acupuncture is a holistic approach to the management of diseases as well as the maintenance of health.
Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy – known as Qi – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin.