Five Element Acupuncture Southam, Warwickshire

Acupuncture

History

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional medicine that has been practised in China and the far east for thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over this time into a treatment option accessed by increasing numbers of patients in the West.

With the overall aim to bring your body back to balance by moving qi and vital energy to enables a natural healing response.

Without the benefit of modern scientific equipment, the first acupuncturists discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science.


Benefits of Treatment

A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions.

Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains such as osteoarthritis of the knee, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder.

Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance but have no obvious western medical diagnosis leading to western medical treatment.

Many also have regular treatments simply because they find it beneficial and relaxing.

The focus for a traditional acupuncturist is on the patient as an individual and not just their specific illness, and all symptoms are seen as part of an interconnected pattern.

Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points which are said to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy, although there is ongoing research and study that suggests what many practitioners already know: that inserting needles into the channels (or meridians) affects change within the human body, and the term ‘energy’ is rather simplistic.


Conditions

The British Acupuncture Council have compiled a selection of fact sheets which provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions:

About Acupuncture. BAcC logo

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