Traditional Chinese Acupuncture


Traditional acupuncture is a system of medicine that has been used in China for thousands of years. In modern day China, acupuncture is used in hospitals alongside and complementing Western medical techniques. It is now widely accepted as an effective therapy across the world.

The aim of acupuncture is to stimulate the body's own healing response and restore its natural balance. Acupuncture does this by treating the whole person and not just the presenting symptoms. By focusing on all aspects of well-being - physical, mental and emotional - the body's equilibrium is maintained. 

Fine needles are inserted into specific points along channels in the body to activate the Qi (vital energy). The flow of Qi around the body can be disturbed by any number of factors. Good health and well-being is not necessarily due to obvious, physical elements. Others factors include emotions, nutrition, hereditary factors, and trauma. This is why acupuncture treats the whole person and not just the presenting symptoms.