Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine developed in the East over 2500 years ago. This holistic form of medicine is now becoming more and more popular in the West and is commonly accepted as a useful complement to orthodox medicine. It is being increasingly recognised by doctors as one of the most valuable complementary medicines.

Although acupuncture cannot help everyone, it can treat a wide range of problems, from acute musculo-skeletal problems to chronic, long term, debilitating illness.


How does it work?
Chinese Medicine believes that energy or qi flows through a system of channels in the body called meridians. When this qi becomes blocked, excessive or deficient, pain and illness can occur. Acupuncture aims to unblock and rebalance this energy, encouraging the body to heal itself.

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The World Health Authority (WHO) has published a list of diseases that are responsive to acupuncture.