Acupuncture

When would you want to use Acupuncture?

imageThe body has an inherent self-healing ability that is second to none. But sometimes this mechanism breaks down due to various reasons and you may need to some help to kick-start it again. If you’re in pain, not sleeping properly, having muscular tension, problems conceiving, suffering with allergies such as hayfever, etc., then you may want to consider using Acupuncture.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing abilities through the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. The needles used in treatment are very fine, so patients usually feel no pain and it can be a very relaxing experience.

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The theory of acupuncture

The principles of Acupuncture are based on traditional Chinese medicine that dates back to over two thousand years. The life force in every human being that animates us flows through the body in channels known as meridians. When we’re in good health, qi flows uninterrupted around our body. But a number of factors such as stress or grief, injury, poor diet or lifestyle, hereditary factors, infections or weather conditions can disturb this smooth flow, resulting in disease. For example, grief from the death of a loved one or prolonged stress can lead to exhaustion; damp or cold weather makes symptoms worse in arthritis sufferers.

The aim of acupuncture

Acupuncture aims to restore the harmonious flow of qi and blood in our bodies and bring back natural balance. In so doing, acupuncture addresses the cause (root) of our condition, as well as the symptoms, leading to longer term resolution of problems. Acupuncture works at all levels of our being, harmonising body, mind and spirit. Many patients treated for physical problems, such as shoulder pain, report having an overall feeling of wellbeing and good health.

Acupuncture is suitable for all ages, including babies and children. Acupressure (use of gentle pressure on acupuncture points without needles) is used for young children.

Conditions acupuncture can help with :

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A Acne
Allergic Rhinitis
Anxiety
Asthma
Acid Reflux
B Back pain
Bell’s Palsy
C Cancer care
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic pain
Colds and flu
COPD
Constipation
Cystitis
D Depression
Dysmenorrhoea
Diarrhoea
E Eczema and Psoriasis
Endometriosis
F Facial pain
Facial rejuvenation
Female fertility
Fibromyalgia
Frozen shoulder
G Gastrointestinal tract disorders
Gout
H Headache
Hypertension
Hayfever
I Infertility ART
Insomnia
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
K Kidney stones 
M Male infertility
Menopausal symptoms
Migraines
Multiple sclerosis
N Nausea and vomiting
Neuropathic pain
O Obesity
Obstetrics
Osteoarthritis
P Palliative care
Parkinson’s disease
PCOS
Post-operative pain
Premenstrual syndrome
R Raynaud’s
Rheumatoid arthritis
S Sciatica
Sinusitis
Sports Injuries
Stress
Stroke
Substance misuse
T Tennis elbow
Tinnitus
Type-2 Diabetes
U Urinary incontinence
V Vertigo

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