Navel Acupuncture: What you need to Know

Navel Acupuncture

New acupuncture treatment methods are being developed all the time. Renowned surgeon and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Professor Yong Qi, utilised principles of I Ching that precede nearly all kinds of medicine (including traditional Chinese medicine), to develop navel acupuncture as recently as the year 2000.

As the name suggests, this revolutionary treatment involves placing a few needles around the belly button. Since its discovery, thousands of clinical trials have been conducted to determine its efficacy, and the findings are astonishing. But before we explore how navel acupuncture works, let’s first address the basis of this treatment.

The Underpinnings of Navel Acupuncture

There exists a book known as the I Ching (Book of Changes) that is over 7000 years old. The ancient text has been used widely in Chinese medicine, Confucianism, Taoism, and Feng Shui. Regardless of where it’s applied, it follows one fundamental principle: balance. This universal principle is revealed by a central element known as Ba Gua. Ba (eight) and Gua (sign) is depicted in a diagram codifying relationships, influences, and energies of life. As practitioners at Centre of Balance will tell you, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recognizes blood and qi (energy) imbalance/stagnation as the source of pain. Therefore, Ba Gua aims to eliminate this stagnation by helping bring balance to the patient.

How Does it Work?

Navel Acupuncture

Two sources of energy exist in our body – prenatal and postnatal energy. The later involves energy that is accumulated since birth. Although most healing modalities leverage this source to achieve their objectives, it requires constant recharging. On the other hand, prenatal energy is inherited from our mothers and it’s collected/generated before birth. This energy, which is stored in our navel area has not been tapped until recently when Professor Yong Qi developed navel acupuncture.

Why Navel Acupuncture?

  1. Simplicity– Only a few painless needles are used (sometimes just one or two needles are enough to do the trick).
  2. No need to disrobe– Only the navel area needs to be exposed.
  3. Reliability– Simply put, it gets the job done (As evidenced by testimonials and clinical trials).
  4. Immediate and positive results– Draws on prenatal energy to provide our body with an extra burst of energy necessary for healing.


Navel acupuncture has proven to be useful in treating various disorders  ranging from mild pain management to complex medical conditions. It can be used to treat sciatica, shingles, arthritis, frozen shoulder, back pain, migraines, and more. Additionally, navel acupuncture may be used as a complementary treatment to address weight loss, asthma, spinal injury, heart disease, lupus, and other serious conditions.

To sum up, navel acupuncture is a revolutionary addition to the already effective field of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. It provides a simple yet highly reliable method of addressing conditions relating to pain management, fertility, digestion and immune system among others. The team of professionals at Centre of Balance are experienced in the technique of navel acupuncture. 

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