Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that successfully translates to the twenty first century.
Treatment works by balancing Qi energy, which flows through channels in the body called meridians. This rebalancing is achieved through a careful assessment of an individual’s needs called a traditional diagnosis. On the basis of this a treatment plan is formulated. Acupuncture points are chosen for their specific qualities in balancing the patient’s Qi and realigning their health and wellbeing.
Treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
We believe that health is not just about avoiding symptoms, it can be a positive state of wellbeing and full potential. The human body has extraordinary abilities to rebalance and heal itself and to adapt to a vast range of lifestyles. We experience symptoms when this process goes wrong.
Acupuncture is a wonderful, safe and effective way to support this innate natural healing process. Treatment is often even more effective when accompanied by changes in diet or lifestyle based on an understanding of the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. The therapeutic relationship between client and practitioner is also of great importance. In this way we work together with the client to support and empower them on their journey to health and full potential.
Who comes for treatment?
Acupuncture is popular with people of all ages and from all walks of life. It is considered to be a safe system of medicine. Over the past twenty five years we have helped people with a wide range of issues. Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like arthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others use acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. We also regularly work with people on the challenges of remaining balanced and optimally functional in a busy world.
For more information on acupuncture go to The British Acupuncture Council’s website: www.acupuncture.org.uk