Acupuncture What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China and the Far East. In this system of medicine, the source of health is the vitality and smooth flow of the body life force, or qi, which flows in the energy channels, or meridians, of the body. The energy, or qi, can be disturbed by physical, mental or emotional factors such as stress, grief or trauma. By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body, Acupuncture can restore balance to the flow of energy and enhance the health of the entire system.

Are there different styles of Acupuncture?

There are two main styles of Acupuncture: Traditional Acupuncture and Western Medical Acupuncture. In the clinic, as members of the British Acupuncture Council, we practise Traditional Acupuncture, which is an holistic approach to health. This approach seeks to restore balance in the body and to enhance the person's ability to heal themselves, rather than to remove symptoms, which may then reappear.

What can Acupuncture be used to treat?

Acupuncture is a traditional system of medicine that can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Increasingly, modern life places a strain on our body's ability to maintain balance and well-being, and many people suffer chronic health problems as a result.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of complaints, such as: asthma, sinusitis, certain skin conditions, headaches, neuralgia, arthritis, back pain and digestive complaints. In the clinic, we also successfully treat many patients experiencing stress and depression, menstrual and gynaecological conditions and problems relating to fertility and pregnancy.

Acupuncture can also be used to maintain a person's health. Many patients come for regular treatment to maintain their health. We also offer courses of treatment for facial revitalisation, in order to impart a sense of well-being and to improve the lustre, smoothness and radiance to the skin.

For information about Acupuncture for Facial Revitalisation; Acupuncture for Fertility; and Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Birth -