Introducing Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and the far east for thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over centuries to give us a complex and detailed understanding of the body’s energetic balance.

In Chinese Medicine, vital energy known as qi, circulates in the body through meridians, also known as pathways or channels. When energy is flowing smoothly, we are nourished on a physical, mental and emotional level and we flourish as human beings. However, this energetic flow can sometimes stagnate or become deficient, manifesting in the body as physical discomfort or pain. In ourselves, we might feel low in mood, depressed and anxious or just not ourselves and life seems a struggle.

When a person comes to see an acupuncturist, they might present with many symptoms and often a complex pattern of disharmony is recorded by the practitioner who has been trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques. The ultimate task of the acupuncturist is to diagnose the root cause of ill health and to ascertain which influences in a person’s life are contributing to the imbalance. We then develop effective treatments, lifestyle and often dietary changes to create long lasting health benefits

Treatment involves the insertion of fine needles in the skin which stimulates and harmonizes the energy, triggering the body’s healing response to restore physical, emotional and mental equilibrium.