What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China. The earliest records of its use date back five thousand years.
Acupuncture was brought to the west in the twentieth century by doctors visiting China. They were amazed to see operations performed on fully conscious patients using acupuncture as an anesthetic.
Since then, acupuncture's popularity in the west has grown rapidly.
According to the ancient Chinese, vital energy (ch'i or qi, pronounced "chee") travels through your body along pathways called meridians. When you are in good health the flow of chi is smooth and uninterrupted, but when illness strikes this flow is disturbed.
An acupuncturist works by stimulating precise points along the meridians to restore your flow of chi and return you to full health. Many people actually describe a tingling sensation along the exact pathway of a meridian, without even knowing it exists.
In need of a Boost?
If you're feeling out of sorts, lacking in energy, and simply in need of a boost, you can still get real benefits.
Acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin. These are chemicals in the brain responsible for wellbeing and happiness.
Classical Five-Element Acupuncture can help you to feel at your best.
A Preventative Form of Medicine
Treatment can increase your resistance to cold and flu. People find they get ill less often and recover faster.
Stress has become an almost inevitable part of modern life. Classical Five-Element Acupuncture can give you resources to prevent stress and its effects on your health.
Instead of obstacles and problems you begin to see possibilities and solutions.
Many people have acupuncture as a preventative treatment or because they feel unwell in themselves but are not ill in the Western sense.
I can often detect and treat an energy imbalance before you are aware of any symptoms. The aim is to maintain your health rather than overcoming a specific condition.