Traditional Acupuncture


It is a healthcare system based on ancient Chinese and other eastern principles. With its roots in Chinesemedicine, traditional acupuncture goes back nearly 2000 years and is used to restore and maintain good health. The aim of an acupuncture treatment is to restore equilibrium at all levels of wellbeing, physical, mental and emotional.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels/meridians beneath the skin. This energy is called “qi” A number of factors can disturb the flow of qi, which include emotional, hereditary factors, infection and trauma. When qi is unbalanced, illness may result.

Ultra fine needles are inserted at chosen points along the channel of energy. The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance.


Who has acupuncture?

It is suitable for all ages and is considered a complimentary therapy so can be used alongside conventional medicine. People have treatment for specific conditions and symptoms, or to improve their general wellbeing.


Is it safe?

The needles used are single-use, sterile and disposable. Following treatment one may feel tired and very occasionally a small minor bruise may occur.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture needles are much finer than the needles used for blood test or injections. When the needle is inserted the sensation is often one of a tingling or dull ache. The needles are inserted for a few minutes or up to 20 minutes depending upon the effect required. Treatment may also include massage, cupping and warming the needles (moxibustion). 

What happens when I go for treatment?

Your detailed medical history is taken as well as current symptoms, previous medical history, treatment received, your diet, digestive system, sleeping pattern and emotional state is recorded. Pulse on both wrists is felt and look at your tongue.

How many sessions will I need?

Frequency and the length of treatment depend on individual condition. Some patients may need treatment over several months or long- term while occasionally fewer are required. Usually a course of 6 – 10 sessions are recommended. The acupuncturist will normally ask to see you once or twice a week at first.

Should my doctor know?

moxibustion therapy heat needles

It makes sense if you have been prescribed medication to tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture and should always tell your acupuncturist about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to acupuncture treatment.


What can acupuncture do for me?

Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms. It is often used in the treatment of a variety of conditions and in conjunction with western medicine. It is used to treat muscular and joint pain, anxiety and stress disorders, depression, sleep disorders, digestive problems woman’s problems such as menopause, menstrual disorders, during pregnancy, infertility and many more. Please phone the clinic to talk to an acupuncturist.




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