Specific points on the body, known as acupoints, are stimulated by inserting very fine needles, or by massage, pressure or heat. Acupuncture, in terms of traditional Chinese medicine theory, allows the body’s energy, or Qi, to recharge and flow more freely. This enables the body to work more effectively in self-healing. Clinical studies have highlighted the positive effects of acupuncture in the production of hormones and antibodies.
Treatment will not only address your symptoms but also tackle the root cause of the illness or disease causing the imbalance.
When the needles are inserted, patients often describe a feeling of brief tingling or dull sensation. The treatment often relaxes patients and they even fall asleep.
Acupuncture is safe with a qualified practitioner who has undertaken approved training. All needles are pre-sterilised and stored in sealed packs. They are only used once and then disposed of.
As with all therapies the response to acupuncture can vary from one person to another. The treatment may give instant relief or a slower improvement. You may have a range of experiences from tranquillity and calmness to an abundance of energy! Sometimes you may feel relaxed and tired as the body needs time to rebalance. If this happens it is advisable to rest and give some time to yourself.
A holistic treatment seeks to retune the overall equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of natural wellbeing.
What can Acupuncture treat?
To find a full list of how we can help you using acupuncture click here: www.acupuncture.org.uk/category/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions.html
The NHS recognises and recommends acupuncture to treat low back pain based on scientific evidence. There is also some evidence it works for migraines and post operative nausea: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Acupuncture/Pages/Introduction.aspx