Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China. The earliest records of its use date back five thousand years. Acupuncture features in mainstream healthcare in China, alongside modern conventional Western medicine.
Acupuncture was brought to the west in the twentieth century and since then; its popularity in the west has grown rapidly. It is now widely used and accepted all over the world and there is currently a wealth of research developing in the area.
According to the ancient Chinese, Qi (vital energy) travels through the body along pathways called meridians. In good health the flow of Qi is smooth and uninterrupted but when illness strikes, this flow is disturbed. The ancient Chinese discovered that the body has numerous points where energy, or Qi, can be readjusted and the flow restored by making contact with a fine needle. By treating the imbalance, it returns to the body its natural tools to fix its symptoms, enabling it to heal itself.
Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the patient as a whole rather than focusing on specific symptoms. Therefore even if two people present with the same symptoms, it is unlikely that they will receive the same treatment.
The initial consultation involves taking a full medical history and carrying out a brief physical examination, as well as asking questions relating to ones hobbies, relationships, diet, sleeping patterns etc. This enables us to get a full picture of you and your health and offer the best treatment possible.
According to the World Health Organisation acupuncture has been shown to be effective in a wide variety of health problems including:
Traditional Acupuncture fees:
Initial consultation and first treatment £50 Follow up treatment £45