Acupuncture has been practiced for many thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions. It can help with symptoms such as pain and stress, or to improve overall wellbeing by increasing energy and vitality. It takes a holistic approach, which means that we look at all aspects of your life, such as physical and emotional state along with lifestyle and medical history. As a result, we are often able to identify and treat the underlying patterns of disharmony (the root cause) as well as the specific symptoms.
Acupuncture is all about balance and equilibrium, when we experience pain and illness it can be a sign that our body is out of balance. This imbalance disrupts the free flow of our body’s qi. It is the aim of acupuncture, therefore, to restore our body’s natural equilibrium.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
It works by inserting very fine sterile needles in to specific points. These are known as acupuncture points, which are located along the meridians of our body. By stimulating these points, we look to re-establish the flow of qi and to initiate our body’s natural healing ability. Acupuncture is a safe and gentle treatment that is accessible for people of all ages. It can be used alone or alongside conventional medicine. For a more in depth description, contact Rachel and she will be happy to explain how it affects the body on a scientific level.
How Can It Help?
People come for Acupuncture to help with a variety of illnesses, both physical and emotional. Some for specific ailments, such as Sciatica or back pain, others use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis.
There are many conditions that Rachel treats, but the most common ones we see in clinic are:
- Migraines & Headaches
- Irregular periods & PMS
- Stress & Anxiety
- Pain (e.g. sciatica, lower back pain, etc)
- IBS & digestive disorders
- Menopausal Symptoms (e.g. hot flush)
- Bell’s Palsy