Acupuncture is a safe and effective approach to health based on maintaining the balanced flow of energy, or Qi, around the body. It is believed that Qi flows through energy pathways called meridians which can be accessed through particular acupuncture points on the body linked to internal systems and organs. Acupuncture points are stimulated through the insertion of very fine, sterile needles to balance the deficiency or excess of Qi that is causing the presenting symptoms. However, acupuncture also looks beyond this and aims to address the underlying causes of these symptoms by viewing the health of the entire individual in a holistic way. As such, even if two patients have the same diagnosis, their treatments are likely to be different because they will be tailored to their specific individual needs based on their constitutional profile, emotional energy and so on. This is why many patients report both an improvement in their symptoms and an increased feeling of well-being.
Acupuncture may be used for both acute and chronic conditions as well as a preventative treatment to support energy levels. Patients have used acupuncture for a range of conditions and NICE particularly recommend it for the treatment of migraines, nausea and vomiting, lower back pain and other musculo-skeletal problems such as osteo-arthritis of the knee. The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has several fact sheets giving unbiased information about the treatment of these and many more ailments.
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Initial consultation and treatment £55 (90 minutes)
Further treatments £40 (45 – 60 minutes)