Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine and has been practised in China and the Far East for over 3,000 years.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, health and longevity is achieved through balance; specifically through ensuring the balance of Yin and Yang within the organs and a strong smooth flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body.
The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors such as fear, anger, sadness, worry or grief as well as poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections and trauma.
The principal aim of traditional acupuncture is to treat the whole person and recover the equilibrium between the physical, mental and emotional aspects of an individual.
In the West, the benefits of acupuncture are attributed to the stimulation of nerves in the skin and muscle tissue, producing effects such as an increase in the body’s natural painkillers - endorphin and serotonin.
Modern research shows that acupuncture can affect and regulate most of the body's systems including the nervous system, endocrine (hormonal) system and immune system, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
Irrespective of the language you use to describe acupuncture and its benefits, it continues to prove its relevance in Modern Medicine, particularly in the treatment of chronic disease.
There is significant clinical and empirical evidence to show that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a number of conditions. Some of these conditions are listed below:
Most people's experience of needles is of those used in injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles by comparison are much thinner and treatment may give rise to a mild sensation which lasts only a few seconds. Typically you will feel relaxed during treatment, in fact, many patients fall asleep!
Initial Consultation: £60
Follow Up Treatment: £50
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