Traditional acupuncture is a part of Chinese medicine, one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Chinese medicine has a very precise and coherent understanding of health encompassing both its physical and mental / emotional aspects. The focus of treatment is on the individual as a whole rather than solely on the problem or illness in isolation and all aspects of health are taken into consideration.
An acupuncturist combines information from the symptoms, general health and health history, together with subtle diagnostic techniques such as feeling the pulse and observing the tongue, to identify the nature of the imbalance underlying a problem. Acupuncture points that redress the particular imbalance are then selected and stimulated using very fine needles.
Acupuncture is a safe, and usually painless treatment which has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as effective for a variety of conditions and is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. People may come for acupuncture to help relieve pain, address specific health problems and imbalances and / or to increase relaxation and well-being. Acupuncture can be thought of as working by activating the body’s natural self-healing mechanism.
In order to comply with Advertising Standards Guidelines it is not possible to list here conditions that acupuncture may be able to treat. If you would like to find out about the suitability of acupuncture for a particular condition, and what length of treatment you might expect, please contact our acupuncturist Paloma Sparrow. Please click here to find out more about her and how to make an appointment.