Why do people seek Acupuncture?

Some conditions commonly addressed by acupuncture include:

  • Neurological conditions: Headaches, migraines, stress and sleeping conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions osteoarthritis, sciatica, joint pain, sporting injuries
  • Improving the results of couples undergoing IVF treatment
  • Respiratory conditions: asthma, hay fever, bronchitis
  • Cardiovascular disorders: fluid retention, high or low blood pressure, poor circulation

The Benefits

  • May provide drug-free pain relief
  • May be effectively in a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • Aims to address the underlying cause of disease and illness not just the symptoms
  • Provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
  • May assist in the prevention against disease as well as the maintenance of general wellbeing

The Process

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terminology, energy (qi and blood) is believed to circulate through the body in a number of channels (or meridians). Each meridian correlates to an organ in our body. It follows that when there is an inadequate supply of qi or blood, or a blockage to its flow then the body is unable to maintain harmony. The resulting imbalance may lead to disease or illness.

Acupuncture points are specific locations on meridian pathways that may be needled to affect the level of the energy it contains, thereby regulating the function of the corresponding organ.

In practise, acupuncture points may be stimulated by needling, by pressure, by laser or by moxibustion where heat is applied through the burning a herb (mugwort). Often Chinese herbs will also be used alongside acupuncture for optimal results.

Its Origins

Acupuncture forms a critical part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world.

Originating in China approximately 1000BC, the term Acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques.

A strong endorsement in the results acupuncture can offer is the fact how it has stood the test of time, spreading through the Western world. In fact, approximately one fifth of GPs have undertaken postgraduate study in acupuncture.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Very few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used.

Practitioners use a new set of disposable one-use-only needles taken from a sealed package for each patient. The procedures used in our office aim to minimise any risk and ensure your safety.

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