About Acupuncture

History

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that has been practised in China for over 2500. It provides a holistic approach to the management of disease and maintenance of health.

An acupuncturist uses their skill to make a traditional diagnosis from what is often a complex pattern of disharmony  and from there develops a unique and individual treatment plan tailored to meet the needs of the patient to create equilibrium between the physical, spiritual and emotional planes.

How does it work?

According to TCM theory our health and wellbeing is dependent upon the integrity of the body’s energy (Qi) and its ability to move freely and smoothly throughout the entire body. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons Qi can become disturbed, depleted, stuck or imbalanced and illness or pain will result. Through the insertion of fine needles acupuncture helps restore the flow of energy and its natural balance returns thus promotes both physical and emotional harmony.

What are the potential benefits?

In many cases not only is there relief from presenting conditions but many people notice other niggling health problems resolve themselves as treatment restores balance and promotes physical and emotional harmony.