What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of medicine which is over 2,000 years old.
Acupuncture works by using fine stainless steel needles which are inserted very lightly into the skin just behind the surface.
The needles are inserted into Acupuncture points.
The Chinese discovered that the body has twelve channels of energy flowing through it.
These are called Meridians. Along these channels lie various points which can be stimulated to encourage the energy to flow. We call this Qi energy – it can be called life energy or even the life force.
How can Acupuncture help?
Life’s stresses can easily disrupt or deplete these energy channels. There can be too much energy going to one place or too little going to another. The body’s energy revitalizes the organs’ tissues and keeps everything running smoothly.
The Acupuncture Practitioner finds out if there is an imbalance in any of these channels by feeling the ‘pulses’ on both wrists. This will show the Practitioner where the person’s imbalance lies along with other indicators.
The Practitioner is then able to stimulate the stagnant, depleted or blocked energy by putting needles in the appropriate points.
What can Acupuncture help with?
Patients seeking acupuncture come with many symptoms and conditions e.g. back ache, headaches, asthma, eczema, fertility problems, hormonal problems and stress.
Acupuncture encourages the body to heal itself by ‘tuning the energy’. The responses to treatment can be very dramatic indeed with the symptom disappearing overnight; or conversely it can all take longer. Each individual experiences acupuncture treatment differently.