Acupuncture

Acupuncture at Worthing Osteopathic & Wellbeing Clinic

 Acupuncture is an ancient system of Chinese medicine which has evolved over thousands of years. It is based on the theory that the body is formed of an energetic system. The energy or Qi running through our bodies forms specific pathways (meridians) along which lie acupuncture points. These points are stimulated by the acupuncturist in various ways in order to facilitate the flow of energy in accordance with the treatment principles. It is when the flow of Qi is disrupted in various ways, through external causes of disease such trauma or climate and/or internal causes of disease, such as emotional disturbance, that illness can arise. It is the acupuncturist’s role in partnership with the client to assist in the re-establishment of the smooth flow of Qi thereby stimulating the body’s own natural healing responses.

Chinese medicine is a holistic treatment, taking mind, body and spirit into consideration. Its gentle and effective approach aims to achieve harmony within the body, to improve health and increase general wellbeing.
acupuncture needles on back

Traditional Five Element acupuncture

Five Element theory is one of the major systems of thought within traditional Chinese medicine. Also referred to as the “five phase” theory by some practitioners, Five Element theory has been used for more than 2,000 years as a method of diagnosis and treatment. While it is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine, today Five Element theory is not used by every acupuncturist and doctor of oriental medicine; rather, it is employed to a certain degree, depending on the practitioner’s training and education, and the style of acupuncture that he or she practises.
lady being treated with acupuncture
People consult acupuncturists for a number of reasons, but some of the more common conditions are:
  • Menopausal symptoms (hot flushes)
  • Skin complaints (psoriasis)
  • Tiredness/fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal problems (including back pain)
  • Pain management
  • Stress and anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Bowel and digestive problems
  • Gynaecological complaints
For skilled acupuncture treatments in Worthing, contact us on 01903 366 260
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