Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional AcupunctureAcupuncture is a system of healing concerned with restoring your health, maintaining good health, and preventing illness. It has been practised in China and the East for over 5000 years.

How does it work?

In Chinese Medicine any illness or symptom is seen as an imbalance in your vital energy, called Chi. By working on a person’s energy lines, called meridians, balance and good health is restored. The benefits are felt in body, mind, and spirit.

 

What happens during a treatment?

Ultra fine, sterilised, disposable needles are inserted into acupuncture points on the meridians and left for approximately 20 minutes, or withdrawn straight away, depending on your condition.

 

How does the practitioner know where to put the needles?

At your first visit your practitioner will carry out a comprehensive examination of your symptoms, medical history, and life style. Physical manifestations like the condition of your skin and your tongue will be taken into consideration, and the six pulses on each wrist will be recorded. This information will determine the cause of the symptoms, and direct your practitioner to the appropriate acupuncture points to use.

 

How often do I have to come?

The duration and frequency of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the presented symptoms. The majority of people experience benefits after a few weekly treatments; visits will then be spaced out, and eventually many people choose to come for regular or seasonal "top-ups" to maintain good health.

 

What can Acupuncture treat?

This system of health is concerned with treating the whole person and finding the cause of any ill health. Whatever the symptom is, and whether it is physical or emotional, your practitioner will work to restore your energetic balance and well-being, helping your body to heal itself.

 

What is the difference between Traditional and other Acupuncture?

Practiced in the UK are mostly 5 Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture. Both are traditional in the sense that they treat the whole person and consider the cause of a symptom. Other kinds of acupuncture concern themselves with the relief of pain and symptoms, without addressing their underlying cause. With this form of acupuncture the symptoms often return or the body shows other signs of distress.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is not concerned with medical labels - it listens to the person's symptoms and how the body or mind presents its unwellness and sets about to restore balance, harmony and wellbeing.

 

Treating the root of your problem harmonises your whole well-being.