What Is Acupuncture?

wendy3Traditional acupuncture is a system of natural healing which has been used successfully by a large section of the world’s population for upwards of 3,000 years. Although its origins are ancient, it is subject to continuous review and is as beneficial today as it was to people in the early Oriental cultures.

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.

It is a system of medicine which enables the body, mind and spirit to heal itself, as far as nature will allow. In Chinese medicine, any illness or symptom, either physical, mental or of the spirit, is associated with an imbalance of the person’s vital life energy or Qi. When the body sends out distress signals in the form of any symptom it is a sign that there is an imbalance of qi, which must be rebalanced to restore health. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. By accurately diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of disease, acupuncture can heal the body from within and make it possible for symptoms to gradually fade away.

By working to restore the overall balance of energy, traditional acupuncture may also help to increase a general feeling of well being, promoting an improved quality of life.