Needles are inserted either for a second or two, or left in place for up to 30 minutes, depending on the effect required. During treatment patients commonly experience heaviness in their limbs or a feeling of relaxation.
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of 'qi', your body's vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness or. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.
What is Acupuncture?
•Joint Pains, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Sciatica
•High blood pressure, to lower cholesterol
•Migraine, Headaches, Exhaustion
•Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic coughs
•Supportive treatment for Diabetes, Stroke victims
What Conditions can be helped by Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine ?
•Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Hayfever
•Digestive complaints including IBS
•Menstrual problems, Infertility, Menopause
•Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Insomnia
•Slimming, Stop smoking, Overcoming addictions
According to Chinese philosophy health is dependent on the smooth flow of energy moving in a balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin, and when these are unbalanced illness may result.
By inserting fine needles into these channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance. These areas may not be close to the part of the body where the problem is experienced. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as tingling or a dull ache.