Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into various points of the body to relieve pain and treat a broad range of conditions. It is a safe, effective, natural form of health care whose origins in China can be traced back for two thousand years.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that disease comes from an imbalance that blocks the flow of Qi, the “vital energy” which regulates your health and flows around the body. If the flow of Qi becomes blocked, the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order.
Blockages to Qi can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, life style factors, disease, weather and environmental conditions. Our Practitioners look carefully for these signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention to symptoms, medical history, general constitution, and the pulse and tongue.
Acupuncture removes blockages in the flow of Qi and restores and maintains health. It has the following benefits:
- provides drug-free pain relief
- effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
- treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
- provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
- assists in the prevention of disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well being
The World Health Organisation recognises that Acupuncture forms a helpful part of treatment for many illnesses, including:
addiction (e.g. smoking), asthma, bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, facial tics, fibromyalgia, headaches, irregular menstrual cycles, polycystic ovarian syndrome, low back pain, menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, sinusitis, IBS, stroke rehabilitation, tendonitis, tennis elbow, and urinary problems such as incontinence.
Depending on the condition being treated, Acupuncture is frequently combined with other Chinese Medicine treatments such as Herbal Tea and Tuina Massage.