What is acupuncture
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare. It works to help to maintain your body’s equilibrium when due to a number of reasons (including lifestyle and environmental) the natural flow of vital energy (or Qi – pronounced ‘chee’) becomes depleted or blocked. This can result in symptoms of pain and illness or disease.
Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treats the deepest constitutional imbalance and Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treats other energetic patterns as well as acute imbalances. This combination facilitates good results with a wide variety of conditions, both chronic and acute. Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pain but others because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis.
What can I expect?
Initial consultation – After the usual process of filling in an intake questionnaire to determine where your current state of health is, care will begin.
Follow-up visits – When problems are more severe or more chronic, more follow-ups will be recommended than simple or acute issues. Often once the initial period has been worked through, periodic check-ups are a really good idea.