About Acupuncture



Acupuncture Client

Traditionally the ancient Chinese thought that Acupuncture stimulated or released an energy called Chi. It can be thought of in more modern terms as similar to the electrical signals that are released in our bodies through the Synapses between the Neurones in the Central Nervous System.

The skill of the Traditional Acupuncturist lays in the ability to diagnose and treat the cause of the illness or disease presented to them.



How Acupuncture works


Traditionally the ancient Chinese thought that Acupuncture stimulated or released an energy called Chi. It can be thought of in more modern terms as similar to the electrical signals that are released in our bodies through the Synapses between the Neurones in the Central Nervous System. They discovered over long years of trial and experience that certain points released or stimulated the release of this energy. These points are called Acupuncture points. The Acupuncture points then link up into a network which have been named Meridians. The Meridians follow a similar pattern to the other systems of the body, the nervous system and the circulatory system and have both deep and superficial pathways. The surface pathways and points are where the Acupuncturist would place a needle, which could then effect a change anywhere along the surface of that pathway or deep within the internal organs.

The skill of the Traditional Acupuncturist lays in the ability to diagnose and treat the cause of the illness or disease presented to them. To try and arrest the development and prevent further deterioration of the condition and if possible help the person to achieve full health and vitality again. At the same time also trying to help alleviate the symptoms of things such as chronic pain and inflammation.



Uses of Acupuncture


Traditional acupuncture can treat a great variety of conditions.

As well as usually making a considerable difference to the symptom, such as chronic pain it can help lift the vitality and well being of the person being treated.

Common symptoms include:

  • chronic tension-type headaches
  • migraines
  • chronic pain, such as neck pain
  • joint pain
  • dental pain
  • postoperative pain