Acupuncture has been used for more than 3000 years and is an ancient Chinese medical system that treats your body in a holistic way. In doing so it addresses the underlying causes of your health problems as well as the symptoms. It aims to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

Acupuncture is based on the concept that energy flows around the body and nourishes it; much like a river flows and nourishes the land. This vital energy is called Qi (‘Chee’) and the rivers or pathways are known as meridians.

The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections and trauma.

By inserting fine needles into the meridians an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance.

Acupuncture and Wellbeing

The modern pace of living has a dramatic effect on our health. Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions in particular those stemming from long working hours, poor posture, bad or irregular diet, high levels of stress, lack of sleep and reduced energy levels. For further information on acupuncture and the conditions it can treat please go to British Acupuncture Council

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Over 2 million acupuncture treatments are given in the UK each year. It is an extremely safe and effective form of medicine with few, if any, side effects. Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture can benefit: sciatica, knee and back pain both acute and chronic, headaches, joint pain, menstrual pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and arthritis.

Acupuncture Treatments for Natural FertilityAcupuncture for fertility

Acupuncture is successful in promoting natural fertility and preparing the body for pregnancy and birth. Whether you are planning to conceive naturally or through assisted conception, Acupuncture can help. Please contact me if you would like to find out if Acupuncture can help you and your partner. Acupuncture and success of IVF