What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a part of the traditional medicine of China and the Far East, where it has been developed and practised for several thousand years. It is a branch of a complete system of healthcare with a continous history of detailed clinical observations. Acupuncture has traditionally been used to treat a range of health related symptoms and conditions and as preventive treatment to maintain and promote mental and physical wellbeing. Today traditional acupuncture is practised all around the world, both as stand alone treatment and alongside mainstream healthcare.

How does acupuncture work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine understands and defines health as the body’s energetic balance. Many factors can affect this state of healthy balance. These include physical trauma or injuries, emotional states such as stress, anger and anxiety, as well as nutritional and lifestyle factors. By inserting fine needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture aims to stimulate the body’s own healing responses and restore it to a state of healthy balance. Traditional acupuncture also includes the use of moxibustion, which uses gentle heat to stimulate acupuncture points.

What can acupuncture help with?

There is a growing body of evidence-based clinical research which shows the effectiveness of acupuncture for a wide range of common health conditions. Many people choose it to relieve pain and for the symptom management of chronic conditions. Some choose it for its therapeutic effects with a specific condition or symptoms. Others might come for more general, often stress related symptoms, to support their recovery from illness or use it preventively to maintain good health. For further information on health conditions acupuncture has been shown to be effective with please go to www.acupuncture.org.uk. You can also contact Mieke directly to further discuss how acupuncture might be able to help you.

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