Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. It began with the discovery that stimulating certain areas of the body affected the functioning of specific organs.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as qi (chee) – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many factors, physical, mental and emotional: anxiety, stress, anger fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma.
By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help to restore its natural balance.
Acupuncture has shown to be effective in the treatment and management of:
Allergies ~ Anxiety, Stress, Depression ~ Arthritis ~ Asthma ~ Back and neck ache
Circulatory problems ~ Digestive problems ~ Gynaecological conditions
Headaches and Migraines ~ High blood pressure ~ Infertility ~ ME ~ Musculo-skeletal problems
Pain ~ Rheumatism ~ Sciatica ~ Skin conditions ~ Tiredness, sleep problems