Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine developed over 3,000 years ago, which has been in continual use right up to the present day.

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Acupuncturists place fine needles in strategic points around the body to adjust the flow of energy and stimulate harmony and balance. Acupuncture is considered to be one of the most effective forms of traditional medicine across the world.

Acupuncture treatment is effective in a range of diseases and conditions – World Health Organisation

Scientists have different opinions about how acupuncture works, but no one is really sure. However, trial after trial consistently proves its effectiveness.

Acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine, and doctors should prescribe it – National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)

girl having facial acupuncture treatment

Chinese medicine is all about balance and harmony in the body. We can get out of balance when we get stressed or traumatised for internal or external reasons. Chinese medicine offers very intricate diagnostic techniques to find imbalances and to correct them using natural methods.

Diagnosis is made by looking, asking, touching and listening. Much of the information comes from a tongue examination and by taking the pulse – there are 18 pulse readings from 3 different places on the wrist.

 

One of the real strengths of acupuncture and Chinese medicine is in its ability to make sense of things. Over thousands of years doctors have been asking patients questions about their heath, trying out solutions, and recording what works. This has built up the most amazing system of evidence based medicine, now known as Chinese Medicine. – Dr Lilla Cooper