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Our Acupuncturists

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the therapies used in Chinese Medicine to help overcome illness and promote wellbeing. Fine acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin at specific points on the body. The sensation of the needles often gives people a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.

Acupuncture is often used to help with a specific condition, but it can be helpful with a range of problems and as a way to promote good health. The ancient Chinese believed that the body's own energy force or 'Qi' travelled throughout the body along channels or 'meridians'. Based on traditional belief, if the meridians become obstructed, the Qi is unable to flow and can become deficient or excessive and this can result in pain or illness. Traditional acupuncturists believe that the Qi balance can be restored by stimulating specific points along the meridians, helping to restore balance and help you on the way to recovery.

During a session, different techniques can be used such as acupressure massage, cupping, moxa, heat lamp and electro-acupuncture. The British Acupuncture Council provides summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial for a variety of conditions.