2nd September 2015 
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, single-use needles into points upon the energy channels that cover the body (also known as Meridians). Unlike hypodermic needles, these are solid and exceptionally fine, making insertion painless.

In Chinese Medicine any illness or disease is seen as an "imbalance" of energy (Qi) within these channels.

Acupuncture seeks to regulate the Qi and the systems of the body allowing a person to heal themselves in a natural way. The presentation of illness and disease varies from person to person and Chinese Medicine seeks to individually tailor treatment through the careful selection and use of specific Acupuncture points. Effective treatment may bring about changes to multiple symptoms.

About Acupuncture #01The practitioner will spend considerable time diagnosing the symptoms through questioning, observation, pulse-taking and looking at the tongue. By treating each person in an holistic way, Acupuncture aims to bring about benefits to a person's physical symptoms, mental state and emotional well-being. You may choose acupunture in order to help you feel at your best or as part of a healthier lifestyle.

For example, two separate patients presenting with recurring headaches will be carefully diagnosed in order to understand the underlying cause of the conditions, the overall pattern of their signs and symptoms and which energy channels are affected. As a result the combination of Acupuncture points will differ between patients as they are selected according to the needs of the individual.

Modern living, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and over-work are just some of the stresses and strains we put on our bodies which may lead to imbalance. In theory everyone has the potential to benefit from Acupuncture treatment. When the body is in balance, it works to its optimum efficiency and allows the person to be and feel the best they can be.

If you would like to understand whether Acupuncture can help you and your symptoms, please contact me to discuss your healthcare needs.

If you are anxious or concerned about the use of needles, the Acupuncture points can be stimulated using finger pressure, heat or by using a battery operated point stimulator. These methods are non-intrusive and totally painless.