Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which originated around 100 BC in China. It involves the use of very fine sterilised needles inserted in specific points along meridians (energetic channels in the body). This stimulates the flow of Qi (energy) in order to resolve blockages that cause disharmony in the body.
TCM acupuncture is considered a holistic practice since it treats the person as a whole rather than individual parts. Emotions, diet and lifestyle are closely connected with the disease which make it essential for the diagnosis.
Acupuncture in the UK is performed by practitioners who have achieved a degree level training (3,600 hours) in University or College accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).
If your condition is not listed and want to know how acupuncture might help, you can book a free 15 minute phone consultation.