Acupuncture is aimed at treating the movement of energy around the body and because this energy has an influence on all organs and systems, it is widely believed that treatment can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions and symptoms. These vary from ailments that are diagnosed to more general feelings of low energy or poor health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practised for over 2000 years with the philosophy that our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. This energy is known as qi (chee) and ill health occurs when it becomes out of balance. The flow of qi can be disrupted by a range of factors including emotional states such as anxiety, worry, anger, or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections, and trauma.
Acupuncture is now widely accepted and used around the world both as a stand alone therapy and alongside conventional western medicine. As more scientific research is being conducted its popularity continues to grow and more people are turning to acupuncture to support their health needs.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, with evidence indicating that it may have a therapeutic value for many more.
Common complaints that are successfully and regularly treated include;