Acupuncture is one branch of Tradctional Chinese Medicine that has been developed and practised in china for over 2500 years..It involves placing very fine needles in acupuncture points on the body to stimulating body’s own healing response and help to restore its body’s natural balance.This is why patients can report improvement in a wide range of conditions when they have treatment.
According to chineses Medicine theory that energy lines or maridian circulate around the body.These meridians contain our energy flow or “qi”,it is when this qi is impaired through the body that imbalance and illness occurs.With the insertion of fine needles at various points on the meridian,,the energy can be moved or redireded to where it is needed most.In this way the body’s balance can be restored and the illness resolved.
Western medicine opinions on how acupuncture works:1.local effects¬¬¬¬-these occur at or near the site of needle placement .These response include improve blood circulation, relaxation of tense muscles release of pain relieving and healing chemicals.
2.central effects-stimulating points also sends signals through the spinal cord to the brain.These central responses release chemicals involved in pain relief,mood stimulating,immune responses and so on.
Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatment, both conventional and complentary .on offer in the UK