Acupuncture has been used in the Far East to restore, promote and maintain good health for over 2,500 years.
Acupuncture is rooted in the Daoist philosophy of change, growth, balance and harmony. Today 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year by British Acupuncture Council registered acupuncturists and the therapy is widely accepted as an effective solution for a huge array of illnesses and symptoms.
The aim of the acupuncturist is to return the body to normal function and to help the system run better; rather like a mechanic tunes the engine of a car; it goes back to the concept of creating balance and harmony in the body for health and wellbeing. Our Qi courses through our bodies continuously, making connections and activating channels of energy. From a western medicine perspective we know that acupuncture releases endorphins which are natures pain relieving messengers. Acupuncture has become particularly well known for pain relief and in the field of fertility and IVF. There is a growing body of evidence to support the anecdotal claims associated with this treatment.
Some of the conditions commonly treated using acupuncture include:
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