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.