Acupuncture restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body. This stimulates the different systems of the body to function at their optimum level, allowing it to re-balance and enhance itself, by using its own regenerative and self-healing powers. No drugs are used; in fact, when appropriate, drug regimes are reduced and in some cases, eliminated altogether (in consultation with your GP). In recent years, acupuncture has seen a phenomenal rise in popularity. People from all walks of life have discovered the benefits that acupuncture treatment can bring.
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health as a preventative measure, or simply to improve their general sense of well-being.
Because acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be very effective for a range of conditions. It is also well worth considering, when a particular condition has proved difficult, or has failed to respond to other forms of medicine.
Acupuncture is suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine. When coming for treatment, a Chinese medicine practitioner is unlikely to isolate your specific condition or symptom as a focal point for treatment; instead, all aspects of your being are considered – physical, mental and emotional. Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as at your main symptoms. Many people come to Acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use Acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no clear medical diagnosis. Others choose Acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of well being.
© The Therapy Lodge