Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.
In chinese Medicine we believe that there are energy pathways or channels all over the body. These pathways of energy are divided into section and each section relates to a specific organ function. Each channel of energy has points of energy in specific places, and each point has a specific function according to Chinese Medicine.
Diagnosis is made through extensive questions as we take your case history, this will give insight into how your system is functioning and how this relates to the problems that you may be experiencing.
In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine great emphasis is given to pulse and tongue diagnosis, as a great deal can be revealed through sensitive reading of the pulse, and shape, colour and condition of the tongue.
In Chinese Medicine we believe that emotional imbalance/disease can create physical imbalance/disease, and vice versa. As treatment is holistic we are treating the whole person, using as little as 4-6 needles we can effectively treat an issue that may be occurring in a completely different area of the body.
The needles can be left inserted for up to 20 minutes, or could be just in and then taken straight out, depending on the outcome required.
Great results can be seen from using Acupuncture, from physical complaints like back ache to very emotional conditions, such as anxiety, depression, stress, tension and frustrations.
If you’re interested in treatment, or nervous about what it entails ( we know many people are afraid of needles!), call or email us and we’ll chat about the best course of action.