Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is based on the principles of balancing Yin and Yang, regulating the flow of Qi (loosely described as energy), and ensuring the proper circulation of blood. When these elements are in harmony, the body is in a state of health and balance, and acupuncture is used as a tool to restore and maintain this. It’s important to note that while TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) provides a holistic framework for understanding health and disease, Western scientific explanations for acupuncture often focus on its effects on the nervous system, circulation, and the release of neurotransmitters and hormones, all of which can have a positive influence on health. The integration of these perspectives highlights the multifaceted nature of acupuncture.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) publish previous and up to date results from clinical trials on a variety of specific health conditions on their websites. A small selection of these include:

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Anxiety and Depression

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Migraines

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Hypertension

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Endometriosis

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Male and Female Fertility

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Insomnia

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Chronic Pain Management

How Acupuncture can help you?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. Traditional Chinese medicine views this as a way to balance the body’s vital energy (Qi) to promote overall health, balance and well-being.

While acupuncture is commonly associated with addressing musculoskeletal issues, its scope extends far beyond, offering a myriad of benefits for diverse health concerns. From managing stress and anxiety to alleviating digestive problems and enhancing the body’s natural healing mechanisms, acupuncture has become an integral part of holistic healthcare practices.

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