Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing which originated in China nearly five thousand years ago. It works by regulating the nervous, circulatory and immune systems of the body. Chinese medicine views pain, illness and emotional upset as a disruption of the body’s vital energy, or qi. Acupuncture helps to regulate the qi flow using needles, which promote the healing response. Acupuncture is suitable for treatment of many conditions including deeper hormonal imbalances, digestive and urinary issues, respiratory, musculoskeletal conditions, pains of various origins and more. Regular acupuncture sessions can assist in resolving various long-standing health issues.
By restoring the qi flow acupuncture has an effect on the entire body and patients notice improvements in their physical health but also their emotional wellbeing. It can be tremendously effective and helpful in helping to overcome anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, headaches but also relieving the symptoms of hormonal imbalances including menopause, musculoskeletal pains and other issues.
There are many different styles of acupuncture including:
Five Elements Acupuncture
Microsystems Acupuncture including Auricular Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Western Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
Our practitioners often combine various styles to ensure a more effective outcome.
If you are looking for a specific type of acupuncture please contact us, so we can advise you on whether we can provide it. Otherwise please trust our practitioners to use the type of acupuncture that will help you heal fastest.
Acupuncture can promote general well-being. When needles are inserted in specific acupuncture points, most people will experience a feeling of calmness and relaxation. It's because by moving your energy or qi, acupuncture brings balance back into your body and hence into your life. When the yin-yang is balanced in your body, you feel relaxed and energised. It doesn’t take much to disturb this equilibrium. There are many emotions which can have a negative effect on us, and acupuncture can help us to come to terms with grief, abandonment, anger and other emotions. It can be of real value to those going through difficult emotional times. When you are balanced, you are happy and relaxed, you have the resources you need to face the world.
Wellness Acupuncture is not a specific style of acupuncture, it's a simple protocol we have tried and tested many times for patients who just want to take the edge of things, calm their mind, relax and help with their anxieties.
Most people feel calmer, with more energy and ability to cope with things better in their life. There is no standard prescription on how many sessions are best, some people like coming weekly others chose to have one or two sessions per month.