What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture works by maintaining your body’s equilibHead modelrium by regulating the flow of energy through the body. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. As a result of our lifestyles and environment our energy can be disturbed, depleted or blocked resulting in symptoms of pain, illness or disease. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional well being. Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms which means as your main health complaint resolves other niggling symptoms may improve too. Each patient is unique so two patients with the same Western diagnosis may well receive different treatments as the root of their condition is addressed.

Acupuncture is regularly used to treat a wide range of medical conditions to help with specific symptoms or pain. Some people use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose it simply to enhance their feelings of wellbeing. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

Whether you want to have acupuncture as a standalone therapy or alongside other conventional treatment you are receiving, Chinese medicine theory provides a firm foundation upon which to base a personalised treatment plan to support your recovery and well-being. Acupuncture is suitable for all ages.

To find out if acupuncture can help you, Victoria will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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