Introduction to acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 3,000 years ago which is now commonly used in the West to treat a wide range of health problems. It is a holistic form of medicine in its own right and can provide a useful complement to orthodox medicine.

Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, this energy can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. Acupuncture, together with nutrition and exercise, works with our body’s natural vital energy to promote its own natural healing.