What is Traditional Acupuncture?

This is one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture looks at all aspects of an individual, the physical, emotional and mental. These are not separated they are all linked and interwoven. It is you the person who is treated not the illness so no two illnesses would be treated exactly the same because we are after all an, individual.

In western medicine we usually apply the sticking plaster effect, so treating the symptoms but not looking at the root cause. In Chinese medicine and acupuncture the root is treated along with the symptoms. All symptoms are viewed in relation to one another.

Traditional Acupuncture views signs of illness and pain as the body being out of balance, Traditional Acupuncture aims to restore this balance by the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body.

Benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can help with specific health conditions such as headaches, migraines, back pain, shoulder problems, osteoarthritis of the knee, insomnia, menopause and fertility.  In fact there are many conditions Acupuncture may be able to help with. You do not even have to have a condition to reap the benefits, acupuncture can be used to simply maintain good health and used as a preventive measure against illness.  It also helps with enhancing your feelings of wellbeing.

As you receive Acupuncture for a problem you may also notice other niggling symptoms start to disappear that you may not have even mentioned.

In addition Acupuncture can be used alongside orthodox medicine, in fact they can compliment each other very nicely.


There is a growing body of evidence-based clinical research in how acupuncture can help with a range of conditions and how the body reacts to acupuncture.

There is a lot of excellent work in Evidence Based-Acupuncture. The British Acupuncture council have fact sheets for a huge amount of conditions with research on how Acupuncture can help with your condition.


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