Traditionally, acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine, becoming more popular in the UK since the 1970’s. Acupuncture is still featured in mainstream healthcare in China and other far eastern cultures, both on its own and combined with more conventional medicines.
Inserting very fine needles into specific points of the body to improve the flow of the body’s qi or vital energy, the focus is on the individual, not just the illness or symptoms.
Many people have acupuncture to aid specific symptoms such as headaches, stress, jaw pain, low back pain, or for common health complaints such as an overactive bladder.
Whether you have specific symptoms or just feel out of balance or under the weather without any obvious diagnosis, evidence based clinical research is proving that acupuncture may have positive effects for a wide range of health conditions.
Acupuncture can be used alongside conventional medicines and is considered safe for all ages.
If you require further information on acupuncture please visit www.acupuncture.org.uk.