What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of healing which has been around for thousands of years in far eastern cultures and has been in continual use up to the present day.
The first acupuncture practitioners were highly skilled at making accurate diagnoses through detailed observation of their patients. They learned that the body can be mapped with energy channels, through which energy, or qi (chi) flows. They observed that if the flow of energy along these channels was obstructed, then the result could be physical and emotional imbalance, which could eventually lead to disease. By stimulating the acupuncture points on the meridians, the free flow of energy could be restored, allowing the body to re-establish its natural balance. This traditional approach remains central to the practice of acupuncture today.
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, much finer than those used for injections. Most people find the treatment very relaxing and calming. The needles are sterile and come in individual sealed packs. They are for single-use and are disposed of safely afterwards.
Because Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to treat the root of illness and not just the symptoms, acupuncture can often lead to an improvement in overall health and wellbeing.
Getting to the point of traditional acupuncture:
An animated explainer video from the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) for traditional acupuncture.
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