Chinese medicine is a coherent and independent system of thought and practice that has been developed over the two millennia.
Over this period acupuncture has spread worldwide and is one of the most popular forms of complementary medicine used today.
It is based on the idea that no single part can be understood except in its relations to a whole. That is what makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life - addressing physical, emotional and mental aspects of health.
It is a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance.
Acupuncture is used to ease a variety of symptoms and ailments and to create the experience of health, relaxation and vitality.
By inserting very fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of Qi (vital force, energy) to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.
As well as needling acupuncture points, I may use other Chinese medicine techniques such as moxa, cupping, guasha and electro - acupuncture.
Naturopathic advice and other techniques will be used alongside acupuncture treatments as and when necessary.
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