What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment. It balances the body’s systems through the application of fine needles to specific points. The most commonly used points are between the hand and elbow, and the knee and foot. Acupuncture regulates the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. When qi is balanced, health is restored.
It is one of a range of treatments collectively known as Chinese Medicine. Other therapies include herbal medicine, massage (Tui Na) and exercise (Qi Gong).
Acupuncture originated in China and other Far Eastern cultures. It is still part of mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and combined with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.