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Acupuncture is one of the five pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes Chinese Herbal Medicine, Diet therapy, Exercises and Sun therapy, all having been practised for thousands of years in China and other Asian countries.

Acupuncture, a safe and effective form of treatment, is applicable for people of all ages, who present a wide range of different conditions. Health is defined in Classical Acupuncture texts as existing when the body’s innate motivating force Qi moves freely and smoothly through the channels (meridians) within the body. Acupuncture uses miniscule enter and exit points located along these meridians.

Qi is comprised of two equal but opposing forces – Yin and Yang – and when these forces lose their harmony illness may arise. The free flow of Qi may become disturbed by various factors. Excluding hereditary factors; external infections (bacterial, viral or parasitical), weather conditions, physical trauma, poor nutrition, or internal disharmonies arising from emotional distress, anxiety, fear or grief may all contribute to ill health.

In Acupuncture, very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians, enabling the body to restore its own self-regulating mechanism and to maintain homeostatic balance, thus promoting health and well being.

Some of the conditions treatable by Acupuncture:

Circulatory: cold extremities, cramping, Raynuads disease

Digestive: indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation

Emotional: anxiety states, excessive stress, depression and insomnia

Fatigue: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.E., Glandular Fever

Gynaecological: cystitis, menstrual irregularities, P.M.S.

Muscular-skeletal: back pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica

Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Persistent colds/flus