Acupuncture is part of a healthcare system which originated in the Far East thousands of years ago and uses subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries such as pulse taking and tongue examination.
The focus of treatment is holistic and devised individually for each patient to accommodate their unique pattern of disharmony and all manifested symptoms are seen to be connected. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments. The underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely causing "dis-ease". By addressing the root cause of a problem acupuncture can help restore the body's natural balance.
To discover how Traditional Acupuncture might help you, see a selection of evidence-based Fact sheets from the British Acupuncture Council, these provide accurate and unbiased information for a wide variety of conditions.