What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of healing, which has been used in China and the East for several thousand years. It uses a holistic approach, which focuses on improving the overall well being of the patient rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. The aim of acupuncture when treating a person holistically is to recover the equilibrium between the emotional, physical and mental aspects of the person.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into certain acupuncture points to rebalance the energy to allow energy to flow evenly around the body.
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine model which is a medicine system in its own right so can treat many different ailments not just musculoskeletal. The World Health Organisation in 2003 recognised the effectiveness of Acupuncture for treating a range of conditions. For more information on this please click here or get in touch with Anne or Sarah.
Anne and Sarah are both registered with the British Acupuncture Councilwhich requires its members to have completed a degree standard of training and qualification in both traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medical science. All practitioners observe strict codes of practice and ethics, e.g. regarding confidentiality, and the following of strict hygiene procedures.