Allan Johnstone

Traditional acupunctureis based on the principle that the health of the body and mind is dependent on the appropriate functioning of the energy systems that connect with and support every part of us. Acupuncture is used to tune these energy systems in order to bring about beneficial changes in health. Treatment is aimed at both the cause of disease as well as the symptoms. Patients often report that as their main symptoms improve, they also notice improvements in their energy and sense of wellbeing too.

Human beings and particularly those living hundreds or thousands of years ago, were entirely reliant on nature for survival. For example, hunter-gatherers and farmers were dependent on the changing seasons and the weather. Food had to be collected or grown, harvested, processed and stored safely for the winter ahead. Peasant peoples from these societies may have led relatively simple lives compared to us, but they were astute, observant and adaptable.