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Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine that has been used for around 2,000 years in China and parts of Asia. It is increasingly being used and acknowledged in the West as a profoundly effective treatment therapy for many modern ailments. It is often used as an alternative but also as a complement to conventional medicine.

The wide and extensive use of acupuncture, through the ages, is a testimony to its effectiveness and adaptability. Shiatsu is a form of Oriental bodywork which has its roots in Traditional Chinese medicine. It uses touch, pressure and stretches to revitalise and re energise the body and mind. Used independently or in combination, Acupuncture and Shiatsu provide a comprehensive medical system able to treat a variety of physical and emotional conditions.

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What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an tried and tested system of medicine that can be traced back over 2,000 years. Chinese physicians over centuries observed that by stimulating certain areas of the skin specific functions of the internal organs were affected. Acupuncture evolved as a system of healing as techniques developed and became more refined and the link between the skin and organ functions was better understood. Its longevity and consistency are a testimony to its effectiveness as a comprehensive medical treatment today.

Acupuncture is used to treat and prevent physical and mental/emotional conditions to restore a natural balance to the body and mind. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as qi - moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many factors, physical, mental and emotional: anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy at specific points, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help to restore its natural balance.

Patterns of stress either physical or emotional can over time cause chronic and acute illness. Chinese medicine diagnosis aims to discover the underlying cause of a condition so that the most appropriate treatment can be given to help prevent illness recurring, and is specific for the individual's needs.

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