Acupuncture stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and has been in existence for over 2,500 years. It has been embraced around the world and has become very popular in the treatment of many different ailments. Unlike western medicine, where treatment is direct and confined to a specific problem, acupuncture takes a holistic approach meaning the focus is on the person as a whole.Physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental factors are all taken into consideration when diagnosing and treating the person. It is a very positive model towards good health and lifestyle with as much emphasis on prevention as on diagnosis and treatment. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises that Acupuncture has successfully treated many disorders, whilst other conditions are recognized as responding well to it.
A treatment consists of interactive dialogue, including a case history, between you and the practitioner following which the practitioner may take your pulse and look at your tongue. Fine sterile needles are then inserted into specific points on the body restoring balance and helping the person return to full health. In some instances, such as injuries, electro-acupuncture is used. This consists of connecting the needles to a device which passes a low electrical current into the acupuncture point.
Conditions Commonly Treated by Acupuncture Include:
- Respiratory Issues
- Pain/Musculoskeletal Conditions/Sports Injuries
- Digestive Disorders
- Neurological Disorders including Headaches & Migraines
- Fertility/Gynecological Disorders