Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Traditional or Chinese acupuncture differs from Western methods, in that it is not only used for treating pain, but is a full system of full-body diagnosis and treatment. This system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used by both acupuncturists and herbalists practising mainstream medicine in China today.

Traditional acupuncture has become a popular choice, both as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with Western biomedicine. The growing popularity of acupuncture has gained a boost in recent years from The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which has endorsed acupuncture treatment for non-specific back pain, and as a prophylaxis for migraine and tension type headaches.

The approach is to focus on the individual’s patterns of disharmony in the body, as opposed to focusing on a specific disease. In this way, whatever the problem, acupuncture aims to rebalance energy and stimulate the body’s own healing ability in order to achieve a healthier state. Your acupuncture treatment will be a journey of discovery, at the end of which you will feel not only in a better state of wellbeing, but also more in tune with your body’s mental, emotional and physical needs.

Acupuncturist: Kay Hay.