What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine that works to balance the mind, body and spirit. The complementary healing therapy uses the application of fine needles that are inserted into the skin at specific meridian points on the body in order to stimulate the flow of natural energy. The ancient healing system is designed to release and remove blockages and negative stagnation of energy in the body that causes symptoms, illness and disease.
How it works:
After the initial diagnostic assessment the therapist will create a bespoke treatment plan that will also include suggestions for improvement in your diet and lifestyle. The treatment is usually administered whilst you are lying down on a massage table. The pre-sterilised, single-use fine needles are a few centimetres long and are precisely inserted into the skin at specific points on the body. Most treatments will require between 1 to 12 needles in order to stimulate the required points. The course of treatment may require up to 10 sessions.
Acupuncture is highly effective in alleviating feelings of nausea and vomiting and in reducing physical pain, and works well in the treatment of post-operative dental pain. The healing system can also provide relief from lower back pain, headache and migraine, cramps and menstrual problems, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. It can also be used as a method of rehabilitation therapy for treating addictions and works well in the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress. Acupuncture complements other holistic treatments and traditional forms of medical practice.