Clinical research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture in treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease, and the benefits frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition. Many people find that it can also lead to an enhanced sense of overall wellbeing and vitality.
Acupuncture is a system of healing based on over 2,500 years of development and refinement in the Far East. 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 meridians (channels) beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many physical, mental and emotional factors.
A thorough consultation, together with pulse diagnosis and assessment of your tongue, allows your individual underlying patterns of disharmony to be identified. A personalised treatment plan is then established. By inserting very fine needles into the channels of energy, the body’s own healing response is stimulated, helping to restore a natural balance.