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Acupuncture – Natural. Effective. Safe.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Many people seek acupuncture for a wide range of conditions, ranging from gynaecological disorders, musculoskeletal, migraine, anxiety or just feeling under the weather.

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) notes: “A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions. A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have regular treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing”

The BAcC has prepared a comprehensive list of conditions that can benefit from Acupuncture.

In a state of health the body is suffused with vital energy (called Qi). When one is rundown or exhausted this energy becomes blocked or depleted and there is no longer sufficient Qi for the body to function well. At first this gives rise to tiredness and discomfort, but if it continues for any length of time real disease may develop.

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acupuncture needle size

Acupuncture needles are very fine; see the size of a needle compared to a paper clip.

Ancient Wisdom. Modern Medicine.


Traditional and Modern

Acupuncture has now grown in popularity, to the extent that some Medical Doctors and Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths use it as an adjunct to Western Medicine, there are short training courses specially designed for them.
The Acupuncture practiced by Marilyn and Heidi, however, takes at least 3 years full-time study to learn, and while the focus is on Traditional diagnosis and treatment, students also study Western Medicine appropriate to the practice of Acupuncture.

The focus of Chinese Medicine is on the individual, not just the illness. The skill lies in making the correct diagnosis and Traditional acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques to achieve this.

The Acupuncturist will use extremely fine, sterile, disposable stainless steel needles into specific points just under the skin, the most commonly used points are on the extremities. It restores the body’s natural equilibrium in order to recover health.

history of acupuncture

The History

Acupuncture is one of the oldest effective systems of medicine in the world with a clearly recorded written history dating back over 2000 years. The principals developed over millennia are applied in today’s modern practise as their therapeutic benefits to restore, promote and maintain good health have withstood the test of time. A testament to its effectiveness.
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