What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture belongs to a highly sophisticated system of natural medicine, originating in China and dating back at least 2,500 years. It is a very effective treatment for a wide range of illnesses and symptoms and is often used in conjunction with western medicine.
Acupuncture aims to address the root of the condition and not just the symptoms alone. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of problems.
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It is also used to restore and encourage well-being and healthy lifestyles, enhancing energy and immunity. So some people come for treatment because they simply feel generally unwell or as a preventative measure to maintain good health.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as qi – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels or meridians throughout the body. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many physical, mental and emotional factors. By inserting very fine needles (sterile and single-use) into specific points on the meridians, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help to restore its natural balance.