Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years and is the worlds largest drug free healthcare therapy. It involves the insertion of extremely fine pre-sterilized, disposable needles into acupuncture points at various locations on the body. It works on the theory that the bodys energy flows along pathways similar to a giant web linking different areas of our body together and supplying energy to every part of our body. Disruptions in the flow often manifest as pain or sickness.
There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the body, which ones are used is determined by a full consultation prior to treatment. It is an extremely individual treatment and tailored specifically to your needs. An acupuncture treatment may not only involve the insertion of needles it can be combined with moxibustion which is the burning of a herb called mugwort, cupping massage and dietary and lifestyle advice. All of these techniques are aimed to promote the flow of energy within the body, to alleviate pain, promote health and to soothe the mind.