What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China and the Far East, where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine.
Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.
Members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) practise acupuncture based on Chinese medicinal principles that have been developed, researched and refines for over 2,000 years.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body's equilibrium. In this system of medicine, the source of health is the vitality and smooth flow of the body's vital energy of "qi". For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain, illness or disease.
By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture can help to restore balance to the flow of energy and promote physical and emotional harmony.
What Can It Do For Me?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to improve their general sense of well-being.
Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. This approach also means that treatments are tailored to each individual patient.