About acupuncture

 

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine. The Chinese and other Eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.


A lady having acupuncture treatment to relieve pain

Increasingly women are choosing to have acupuncture to support them throughout pregnancy, labour and after giving birth. In addition, it is increasingly used by couples dealing with problems of fertility or to support IVF treatment.

What can acupuncture do for me?

Acupuncture is beneficial for a wide range of conditions. It can alleviate physical or psychological complaints, or reduce the severity of intractable illnesses. This includes painful syndromes, chronic or acute illnesses, stress-related psychosomatic ailments, and psychological conditions. 

People have typically come to us for the following health problems:

  • Muscular or joint pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, neuralgia

  • Lower back, shoulder, neck, head, facial, limb pains

  • Digestive, circulatory and respiratory symptoms

  • PMT, menstrual issues, menopause, post-natal issues

  • Low libido, reproductive or pregnancy difficulties

  • Poor constitution, low immunity, post-viral syndrome

  • Chronic fatigue, physical exhaustion, lethargy

  • Mental exhaustion, poor concentration, burn-out

  • Alcohol-related, addiction, life-style issues

  • Insomnia, worry, mood swings, anxiety, depression

  • Bereavement, heart-break, post-traumatic stress



How does acupuncture work?

Incense burning to assist in healing the body's equilibrium

According to Chinese philosophy our health is dependent on the body’s vital life force, known as Qi, to move in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels inside the body, known as channels The Chinese call this system of flow of Qi, the connective network of animation (Jing Luo). This can be disturbed by any number of factors, including emotional states such as anxiety, anger, or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections or trauma.

When Qi is unbalanced, stagnant or deficient, illness often results and certainly how one feels is affected.

Acupuncture works to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of wellbeing; physical, mental, and emotional. The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing resources and responses to restore its natural balance through the insertion of ultra-fine needles at chosen ‘energy’ (Qi) points along the meridians. Does Acupuncture work? Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition, as well as at your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problems.