The system of Acupuncture looks at the overall health of a person. The condition or ailment is a symptom of an interruption or block of smooth flowing energy. As the treatment allows the stimulation and freeing up of the energy pathways (called meridians), the symptoms subside and health is restored.
Your acupuncturist will ask a number of questions about your life, also feel your pulses and take a blood pressure reading. The first session will take one and a half hours including your first treatment. What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a finely tuned system whereby placing a thin (like a hair) needle on the skin will create a change in the person towards better health. In certain circumstances acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. Sometimes events or accidents in our lives interrupt or block this free flowing state and the result is illness or a pain somewhere.History of AcupunctureAncient Beginning
The ancient system of Oriental Medicine has been finely tuned over the three thousand years since its' first usage in the Far East. An interesting history tells us that the Emperor of the various dynasties had his own acupuncturist to keep him well but if the Emperor became ill then the acupuncturist was beheaded. Quite a motivation for best practice! Positioning of the Points
The way that Traditional Acupuncture was devised was by likening our shapes of body contours to a landscape. Many acupuncture points have names of landscapes, for example "Greater Mountain Stream" (a point just behind the ankle) gives us the idea of fast and powerful freshness. It goes like this - with water flowing down hills and through valley there is movement (and energy) and the rivers and streams keep fresh and clean. Where there are rocks in the river beds or bends in the streams there are extra eddying forces and the water is more oxygenated. Slow movement or none leads to stagnation and a lack of the vital force of life.Changes for Health
At certain places on our bodies it was found, after many years of observation and careful diagnosis, that our bodies have special areas, usually around joints, that would elicit a change of fresh flowing chi.
We are fortunate in that we now have a system that allows us to work with a person's vital energy to enable that person to be well again. Needle care
Every needle is individually sterilised and sealed. After use they are disposed of in a Sharp's box and incinerated.Tel: 07833 771435