Acupuncture originated in China and dates back over 3,000 years. It is still used throughout China today in their hospitals and is becoming increasingly more respected and popular in Western society. There are ever increasing numbers of scientific studies providing evidence of the efficacy of acupuncture in treating a wide range of illnesses.
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that involves the insertion of fine single-use sterile needles at specific acupuncture points. These points are found along channels in the body. This method of treatment restores the natural homeostasis within the body, thus preventing and treating illness. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Acupuncture theory states that Qi (pronounced chi), travels along channels within the body. During times of illness, this flow of Qi is disrupted and the body becomes unbalanced; acupuncture restores this balance. Western theories state that acupuncture regulates hormones and stimulates the nervous system, thus promoting healing and recovery.
A wide range of physical and mental conditions can be treated with acupuncture. These include: back pain, sports injuries, depression, anxiety, addictions, arthritis, gastro-intestinal conditions (including IBS), insomnia, dental pain, etc. Acupuncture is also used to prevent illness, aid recovery and promote general well-being.
As acupuncture is a holistic treatment, we view each person as a unique individual, taking into account mental, social and medical factors alongside the physical symptoms you present. A diagnosis is then made and an acupuncture prescription is tailored to your needs. Therefore, the first consultation will last for approximately an hour and a half to ensure that a thorough evaluation of your needs can be conducted, and an effective course of treatments can be given. Subsequent treatments will last for approximately an hour.

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