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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a branch of the wider tradition of Oriental Medicine; a system of healing that originated in China around 200 BC.  It is still practiced today across Asia and has spread worldwide, evolving with the times, yet maintaining the simplicity of its core philosophy. 

This is rooted in the idea that our vital energy (Qi), blood and fluid production can become blocked, due to poor nutrition, lack of adequate sleep, stress, age, emotional trauma, accidents, extreme climate and a myriad other lifestyle factors. Acupuncture is a natural and holistic medicine; triggering the body's own powerful healing mechanisms through the application of ultra fine needles along channels in the body called meridians. Unblocking these meridians allows the body to re-establish its equilibrium. 

An acupuncture practitioner will treat each unique individual as a whole; working to alleviate symptoms, however also working on underlying root causes of ill-health. According to the NHS (2016) a course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used. In England it is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of hospices and pain clinics. It is also widely used as a stand-alone therapy.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complimentary, available in the U.K. (BAcC 2016). As required by law, acupuncturists use pre-sterilised single-use needles, which are safely disposed of after your treatment.

 

How does treatment feel?

Patients have a variety of responses when meridian points are needled, ranging from no sensation at all, to a mild electrical impulse to a dull heavy sensation once the needle has been inserted. Some sensation is quite acceptable, as this may give the practitioner valuable information about the patient and their response to that particular treatment. Patients often report a feeling of deep calm during and after the treatment, or feeling refreshed and recharged. 

 

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