What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a total healthcare system based on the ancient principles of Chinese medicine. Fine needles are applied at specific points around the body to promote healing and alleviate pain.
What does Acupuncture involve?
An initial consultation will include a full medical history review along with consideration of current signs and symptoms, an inspection of the tongue and taking of the pulse.
A points prescription is made and the needles are placed in the relevant places. The patient is then left to relax.
Other techniques such as Massage, Cupping or Gua Sha may be included depending on the condition being treated.
What can it help with?
Acupuncture works by promoting healing within the body and bringing it back into balance which means there are many many conditions which it addresses. Common complaints include:
- Pain – Chronic or Acute such as Back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries etc
- Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Anxiety, stress and depression
Full list available @ British Acupuncture Council website
Who is it suitable for?
Acupuncture is a safe and gentle therapy suitable for everyone. Each patient is an individual and treatment plans are devised to reflect this.