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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of very fine needles in specific points of the body. These acupuncture points are located on meridians through which Qi energy flow. Traditional Acupuncturists believe that when Qi cannot flow freely, illness can occur.

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture aims to treat the person as a whole.

Acupuncture treatment is based on the information you have given combined with taking of the pulses on your wrists and examining your tongue. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine disposable needles to stimulate acupuncture points. Many commonly used acupuncture points are located on the lower aspects of the arms and legs.

Facts About Acupuncture

To find an Acupuncturist Registered with the British Acupuncture Council go to their website: www.acupuncture.org.uk

Originally acupuncture needles were made of stone, bamboo and bone, not stainless steel.

Acupuncture needles today are very fine, about the thickness of two human hairs.

Acupuncture needles are disposable.

According to the World Health Organisation, Acupuncture can treat Insomnia, menopausal symptoms and psycho-emotional disorders.

Acupuncture gained attention in 1972 when a reporter accompanying President Nixon on his visit to China gained post-operative relief after an appendectomy and wrote about it on his return to America.

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