Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine and is used widely today to treat a range of issues
Acupuncture is a system of medicine practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Often described as a means of pain relief, it’s used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. Its focus is primarily on improving your overall well-being, rather than isolated symptoms.
According to Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy, known as Qi. This energy moves in a smooth, balanced way through channels beneath the skin. By inserting ultra-fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist unblocks Qi. Removing these blocks activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Some factors disturb the flow of Qi. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, grief, anger, poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections, poison and trauma. Acupuncture aims to restore the balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the patient.
Who can an Acupuncturist help?
Acupuncture may be right for you if you're suffering from ailments, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, knee, shoulder and back pain, sciatica, unexplained infertility and IVF support along with a wide range of gynaecological issues.
What to expect
When you attend an acupuncture session, your therapist will highlight the areas where needles need to be inserted to get the desired result.
They will use ultra-fine needles and will gently insert these into your muscles at the right places. It doesn’t hurt apart from a slight pinch, but it is likely that following treatment you will experience improved mobility and flexibility.