Therapy Description

ACUPUNCTURE: is an ancient system of medicine from the East that dates back over 4000 years. It was found that stimulation of specific areas on the skin affected the functioning of various organs. There are at least 365 acupuncture points that lie under the skin and are spread over the body. They lie within meridians or energy lines which encircle the body and penetrate the organs. An intrinsic energy or chi is distributed through the meridians. Its blockage under or over activity is ultimately responsible for disease and may occur as a result of life stresses overwork bad posture poor diet or excess emotion such as anger. Western acupuncture uses the same needling technique but is based on affecting nerve impulses and the central nervous system. Diagnosis involves an acupuncturist understanding a person’s individual lifestyle nutrition medical history and so on. The diagnosis will establish which pathways require some adjustment in order for health to improve.   The aim is to discover which energy channels need to be adjusted or treated for your specific complaint to improve.  Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to those used in injections and blood tests. They are much finer and are solid rather than hollow. When the needle is inserted the sensation is often described as a dill ache or tingling. If you are receiving treatment from your doctor then it makes sense to tell him or her about your plans to have acupuncture. You should always tell your acupuncturist about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.”