Acupuncture originated in China and has been used for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain health and wellbeing. Its benefits are widely recognised all over the world and there is a growing body of evidence-based clinical research to support its impact. In the past 2-3 decades, acupuncture has featured more prominently in healthcare in the UK. With an estimated 2.5 million acupuncture treatments each year, the popularity of acupuncture and traditional Chinese adjunct therapies continues to grow as more people experience the benefits.
How acupuncture works
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. Modern life can be fast-paced and often stressful. This can deplete or block our bodies’ vital energy, or Qi, resulting in symptoms of pain or illness. Acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi around the body through pathways called meridians. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of extremely fine, sterile, single-use needles into acupuncture points to re-establish the free flow of Qi, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and restoring balance.
How acupuncture can help
Acupuncture is considered beneficial for a wide range of commonly occurring health problems including physical, emotional and mental health. For example, migraines and tension headaches, musculoskeletal issues, and chronic pain of the lower back and knees. Evidence of acupuncture’s effectiveness is growing and there are over sixty recognised conditions for which acupuncture may be beneficial. Because acupuncture is designed to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms, and is aimed at the root cause of your condition, you may find other health issues resolve as your main health complaint improves.
Find out more
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) provides a useful A-Z of conditions together with research-based factsheets and videos. These provide accurate and up-to-date general information for a wide-range of conditions, with summaries of the latest acupuncture research and how acupuncture may be beneficial.
Alison offers a free 15-minute telephone consultation for new clients to establish whether acupuncture and Chinese Medicine adjunct therapies could be of benefit.
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Call 07753 912715 or email to book an appointment or arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation to see how acupuncture could benefit you.