What is acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine, and has been practised for over 2,000 years. It has been developed and refined over centuries, to give a complex and detailed
understanding of the body.

Acupuncture promotes health and well being both emotionally and physically. Its greatest strength is that it treats each patient individually. It works on the whole system therefore addressing all factors that contribute to disease, not just the presenting symptoms.


What does the treatment involve ?

Following an initial diagnosis, very fine needles are inserted into specific points along the acupuncture channels. Points are chosen depending on the diagnosis and needs of the individual. The needles work to correct imbalances in the flow of energy and improve circulation, ultimately restoring health and balance. People often report a feeling of well being and relaxation after treatment.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is a safe and reliable treatment, effective in treating many conditions such as:

  • anxiety
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • back pain
  • bowel dysfunction
  • circulation problems
  • coughs and colds
  • depression
  • digestion problems
  • emotional issues
  • fertility issues – male and female
  • gynaecological problems
  • headaches/migraines
  • insomnia
  • IVF preparation and support
  • menopausal symptoms
  • menstrual problems
  • miscarriage
  • muscular skeletal problems
  • pregnancy related condition
  • sports injuries
  • skin conditions
  • stress
As natural balance is restored, a beneficial side effect of acupuncture is that conditions not presented for treatment can also get better.
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