Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

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The second in our series of mini posts about Acupuncture, it’s benefits and how it can help you.

Following on from our post about dry needling earlier this week I wanted to focus on a more traditional approach to acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a Chinese Medical system that has been used and perfected for over 2000 years. The aim of treatment is to restore balance in the body, this is done by the use of very fine needles in specific acupuncture points which enable energy to flow freely. The Chinese word for energy is Qi, and this Qi travels though the body including the organs and passes through the various acupuncture points. By stimulating the points you can free up energy or clear blockages along these pathways.

Acupuncture is compatible with Western medicine. It does not have side effects and aims to treat the whole person rather than a single symptom. Because of this, treatment often boosts the immune system, aids the digestion and harmonises the emotions as well as treating the initial problem which caused the person to come to clinic.

Check out this video from The British Acupuncture Council. We think its great! A nice source of info.



Leslie Abrahams