The Point of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is for everyone!
Acupuncture is for everyone. You don’t need to be in ill health to have it either. It works to restore the natural balance of health in the body, and to maintain optimum health. It has been used in the east to promote good health for thousands of years. Today, many people find acupuncture to offer an effective treatment for modern day health concerns and a fast pace lifestyle. It is widely used in the UK and many other countries across the world. It is the most tried and tested form of complementary medicine, providing safe and effective care.
Traditional acupuncture uses the philosophy and theories inherent in Chinese Medicine. When there is no disease or illness, it is said the energy of the body (Qi) is free flowing. When there is an imbalance of Qi, disease and illness may develop. It is the job of the acupuncturist, and the needles to correct this imbalance and to support a free flow of Qi. The Qi flows through channels beneath the skin; most of the acupuncture points are positioned on these channels.
Factors that upset the free flow of Qi for example, are emotional states, such as grief, anger, poor nutrition, overwork, hereditary factors, trauma and infections. Fine, sterile needles are inserted into the acupuncture points to stimulate the free flow of Qi, and therefore awaken the body’s own healing response and restore it natural balance.
Each person is treated individually, which means no two people with the same illness will have the same treatment, it is tailored to you only. Treatment is aimed to reach the root of your condition, as well as your symptoms. The result can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problems. For answers to some commonly asked questions, please click on the FAQs link, at the top of the page.