Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to improve people’s well-being
Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to improve people’s well-being.
Chinese medicine teaches that we do not feel our best when the body is out of balance and the energy in the body (called 'Qi') is not flowing freely.
Acupuncture seeks to allow the energy to flow freely again and put the body back in balance.
Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy.
Acupuncture can be used following a medical diagnosis, or for general ease of aches and pains. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles.
This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It's likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.
A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.
A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have regular treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
Acupuncture can be used to help many conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Arthritic Discomfort
- Fertility and IVF
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Eczema and Psoriasis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neuropathic Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Digestive Issues
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Premenstrual Symptoms
and much more.
To find out more about how acupuncture can benefit these symptoms please get in touch with us or peruse the British Acupuncture Council website: