What is Acupuncture and how does it help?
Acupuncture is one of several natural therapies that can bring your bounce back and help you rediscover your body’s equilibrium. Niggly pains and ongoing illness can slow you down and impact your quality of life.
Through the gentle practice of inserting very fine needles into specific points on your body, acupuncture can regulate the flow of ‘qi’. Your body’s natural energy. Let’s face it – life has its challenges. Everyday stress and busyness can cause your qi to become disturbed, depleted or blocked. Down the line, this can result in symptoms of pain and illness. For many people, traditional acupuncture is an effective therapy that helps restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Today, acupuncture is used all over the world. Naturally, here in the UK its popularity continues to grow as more people find out how it can help them live better. Originating from ancient Chinese medicine and other far Eastern cultures, acupuncture is still used in Eastern countries as both a stand-alone therapy, and in combination with conventional Western medicine.
Is acupuncture right for you?
Most likely! If you’re experiencing aches or pains, or generally feeling unbalanced or unwell, acupuncture could be the natural therapy you didn’t even know you’ve been looking for.
Many people have the therapy to help with specific symptoms. Or to relieve specific pains such as in the knees or back. Some use it to combat feeling generally unwell. Or to naturally address more serious concerns such as depression. Others choose acupuncture to help maintain good health or as a preventive measure to enhance their feeling of well-being. It’s suitable for all ages (including babies and children), and can also be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
And my clients love it! Many of my clients return on a regular basis as they find it incredibly beneficial and relaxing.
How does it help you?
Treatment is primarily directed at your main symptoms in order to target the root of your pain or illness. But I treat people, not just conditions or symptoms they experience, so your treatment plan is created specifically for you. Every client is different, however please feel free to ask me about examples of client experiences if you’d like an idea of what to expect (all private client information remains 100% confidential). Acupuncture can be used for a huge variety of conditions.
As a side benefit of acupuncture, you may notice other small niggles also disappear, enhancing your overall feeling of well-being!
- In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of persistent, non-specific lower back pain. You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness by visiting the BAcC website.