Acupuncture works to help maintain your body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles , disposable and single-used, into strategic pressure points of the body to re-balance the flow of 'qi', your body's vital energy. Qi flows through channels called "meridians". There are 12 meridians that form a network that carries the energy to each organ. Qi consists of Yin and Yang and these two opposite, but complementary, forces need to be in balance otherwise disease or illness occurs in the body.
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 meridians, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help to restore its natural balance. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In theUK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.