About acupuncture

handWhat is Acupuncture?

Traditional Acupuncture originates in China and has been practiced for nearly 2000 years. It’s principle theory is that health is governed by the flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced “Chee”). When we are unwell or injured, the flow of Qi has been disrupted and needs to be restored. This can be done by inserting fine needles into specific points on the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Today I want to deal with the elephant in the room.  The needles!  My work involves a lot of different
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What can acupuncture be used for?
There is no definitive list, acupuncture is used for a whole range of conditions. In this country, acupuncture is most
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Is acupuncture safe?
The short answer to this is yes. If you are receiving acupuncture from a properly trained and qualified acupuncturist the
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How does acupuncture work?
There is a wealth of theory, opinion and evidence that has built up over hundreds of years seeks to answer
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How can Acupuncture help?

These fact sheets are all produced by the British Acupuncture Council and can be accessed via their website or by clicking the links below.