Acupuncture is a system of medicine originating from China and other Oriental countries. It is now recognised as an effective form of medicine here in Britain. Some people come to acupuncture as their first choice of health care while others find it beneficial alongside other medical approaches and different treatments.

Acupuncture focuses on treating the whole person and not just their symptoms or condition in isolation. It is the strength of this combined and holistic approach that helps to encourage significant change.

An acupuncturist will gently place fine needles into the surface of the skin.  This treatment will stimulate change along the channels of energy distributed throughout the body.  The aim is to encourage the patient’s own energy to return to health and balance – ill health being a fundamental state of imbalance. When a person is able to sustain balance then they have the opportunity to live to their full potential.

Problems that may arise in health include:

  • Aches and pains
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Asthma
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Bowel and urinary problems
  • Cancer care
  • Circulatory problems
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Digestive and eating disorders
  • Fibroids
  • Gynaecological issues
  • Hayfever and allergies
  • Headaches and migraines
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV Aids support
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • PMT and menstrual difficulties
  • Pregnancy and postnatal care
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin conditions
  • Stress and tiredness