Acupuncture is a safe and natural approach to health and well-being. It has been used in Far Eastern countries such as China for more than 2000 years and in more recent times, has found growing popularity in the UK. Chinese medicine holds that health is affected by the flow and balance of energy, qi (pronounced 'chee'), that is within our body and moves in channels (meridians).
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles to improve the flow and balance of qi. This stimulates the body to heal itself or maintain health in a safe and natural way. Acupuncture needles, unlike needles used in conventional medicine, are very fine and not hollow. The patient may feel a dull ache or a tingling sensation.
A great benefit of acupuncture is that it deals with the whole person. Underlying health is improved, not just the symptoms, and benefits emotional/spiritual as well as physical needs.