Traditional Acupuncture is a system of medicine that has been practised for thousands of years. According to Chinese theory, our health is dependent on the body’s energy moving smoothly through a series of channels just below the surface of the skin. The acupuncturist inserts needles into points along these pathways. Acupuncture treats the whole person, addressing underlying weaknesses, which in turn strengthens the person from the inside. Symptoms are alleviated by the stimulation of the body’s own healing response, enabling it to re-establish its natural balance.
Acupuncture can be beneficial for a wide range of illnesses, from very clearly defined complaints, to more general feelings of ill-health and low energy. It can be helpful for people who have not responded to conventional forms of treatment. It won’t detract from the effectiveness of Western medications, but instead may enhance results. Acupuncture can be used to treat complaints such as: muscular-skeletal conditions, digestive disorders, neurological conditions, gynaecological disorders, allergies, cardiovascular problems, respiratory disorders, fatigue syndromes, chronic pain conditions, skin complaints, circulatory problems, urinary disorders, hormonal disorders, fertility problems, stress and associated illnesses, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and mental or emotional imbalances. However, even without a named condition, imbalances can be diagnosed and health improved using Acupuncture.