Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. Its origin lies in ancient China and can be traced back over 4000 years. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are still used in hospitals today in China and in other Eastern cultures as a primary medical modality.

Acupuncture has its origin in an ancient Chinese philosophy which views a person as a system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing each other. This is why the focus of the treatment is on treating the whole person in its entirely rather than isolated specific symptoms.

The ancient Chinese believed that there is an universal life energy, called Qi (pronounced Chee), present in every living creature. Symptoms of illness arise when a person’s vital energy is not flowing as it should. Through thin needles, acupuncturists gently work with your Qi to give it as much quality, balance and flow as possible – the basis for long lasting health and vitality.

Although often though only as a way of relieving pain, acupuncture has traditionally being used to treat a wide range of conditions (please click on the link to look at the research):

 

 

Nowadays, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends the use of acupuncture for the treatment of lower back pain, tension headache and migraine.

You can find more information about research and acupuncture by visiting the British Acpuncture Website. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also compiled a list of conditions where acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial.

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