In Chinese medicine it is told that ill health is associated with an imbalance of vital energy (known as Qi). Acupuncture treatment can direct and re-balance Qi in the body using very fine needles, and occassionally applying herbs to specifically chosen acupuncture points.

Acupuncture regards pain and illness whether physical, mental or emotional to be a sign that the body's energy (Qi) is out of balance.  Traditional acupuncture is holistic and not focused on isolated symptoms.  It is based on Chinese medicine principles that have been developed, researched and refined over 2500 years.  By nourishing, unblocking and rebalancing the flow of energy, we help to restore the body's ability to function normally and to heal itself naturally.  Acupuncture works to maintain your body's equilibrium,  Each of your main organs has a meridian of energy governing it's function.  For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons Qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symtoms of pain and illness.  Acupuncture restores the balance of Qi allowing the energy to flow freely promoting physical and emotional well-being.

The BAcC encourages research into acupuncture which is aimed at improving the evidence base and demonstrating the value of traditional acupuncture.  For more information please visit www.acupuncture.org.uk

To find out more about our acupuncturists please contact the Clinic on 029 20222221