Acupuncture is the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of healing and is over 3000 years old. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) basis of diagnosis and treatment is that the mind and body should be in balance.
The goals of acupuncture are to relieve pain, promote healing, improve physical, mental, emotional health and well being by inserting ultra fine , sterile needles into specific acupuncture points which lie along the meridian channels of the body.
In TCM the meridians conduct energy or qi which connect with the body’s internal organs.Qi is believed to help regulate balance in the body and each acupuncture point has a different effect on the qi that passes through it.
In western medicine Acupuncture has been proven to work by stimulating the central nervous system which then releases neurochemicals to reduce and relieve pain, reduce inflammation and restore the body’s internal homeostasis. It is safe gentle, drug free and can be cost effective.
Acupuncture is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for effectively treating over 40 conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal, emotional and gastrointestinal conditions.