Acupuncture improves your body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites on the body, known as acupoints, restoring it’s natural homeostasis.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine, our health depends on the body’s motivating energy -qi- moving in a smooth and balanced way through numerous channels beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by any number of factors such as emotions – anxiety, anger, or grief – poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections, and trauma. When the qi is unbalanced, illness may occur.
Good health is not just an absence of pain or disease, it is a balanced state of body, mind and spirit. Health is a result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of yin and yang of the life force known as Qi (pronounced “chi”) . Qi is said to flow through channels (pathways) in the human body and that pain, acute and chronic health issues are the consequence of an imbalance of these forces.
Your treatment is aimed at the root of your condition, as well as your symptoms. This approach leads to a more permanent resolution of your health concerns. When needles are inserted into carefully chosen acu points for your constitution, it is said that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance, addressing both the cause of the imbalance and relieving the health symptoms you are experiencing.
Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine and is widely used and accepted all over the world and the UK. Today more and more people are finding this long established medicine model offers an effective solution to many acute and chronic health concerns.