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About Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine originating in the Far East. It unites our physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological components. Its aim is to improve the overall well-being of a person.

How Does Acupuncture Work.

Central to Acupuncture is our vital energy known as Qi (pronounced chee). It is the force in our bodies that warms, protects and moves. It is this energy that gives us life. Qi rises to the surface at certain points and it is here that Acupuncture can influence the energy through inserting fine needles. Qi is then regulated to create the desired effect. As a result patients can experience a change in physical symptoms and an overall sense of well- being.

The Philosophy Behind Acupuncture.

According to Traditional Chinese Philosophy our health is reliant on the body's energy moving in a balanced way through channels which lie under the skin. When this energy becomes disrupted it can result in poor health. Emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet or overwork are all common causes of ill health.

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