What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a natural healing method derived from Ancient Chinese Medicine, which has been used around the world for more than 3,000 years. It’s a non-invasive form of holistic medicine using very fine, sterilised needles which are inserted into specific points of the body, known as acupuncture points. It increases general health and wellbeing as well as specific health complaints.
Acupuncture is recognised and used by the NHS, as well as in most pain clinics and hospices in the UK. It is particularly known for its power to help with issues such as addiction (e.g. tobacco, alcohol and drugs) and pain relief, but it is also used to treat a wide range of health complains both physical and psychological, such as ME, stress, eczema, insomnia and depression.
How can it help?
Chinese medicine is based on the belief that symptoms are not the disease itself, but an indicator of an underlying energy balance which is sending out distress signals to the body which we label with names such as asthma, anxiety or heartburn etc. Acupuncture works on this energy imbalance by aiding the body in its own natural healing process. Our bodies are always trying to reach a balanced state of wellness, and Acupuncture gently enables the body to recover and heal.
Some people find their symptoms are relieved almost immediately after the first treatment, and many others find that they generally start to feel more well in themselves before the problem starts to resolve.