Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine - a tried and tested healthcare system that has been practised for thousands of years in China and the Far East. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over centuries to give us a complex and detailed understanding of the body’s energetic balance.
Acupuncture is based on the idea that we are animated by a vital energy (Qi) which flows round the body; nourishing, regulating and maintaining its many functions.
Illness, disease, pain and mood disorders arise as a result of disturbances in the flow of Qi which an acupuncturist seeks to redress by inserting fine needles at carefully chosen points on the body. The needles stimulate the body’s own healing actions and restore health as far as nature will allow.
The benefits of acupuncture are felt on a physical, mental and emotional level whether you have an existing condition or you just wish to promote better health as part of a lifestyle change or new regime. Its overall therapeutic effect is one of its greatest strengths.