What is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture?


AcupuntureThe practice of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is based on the theory that energy, ‘Qi’ or ‘Chi’ is carried around the body through channels called ‘meridians’.

In health, our energy moves freely and harmoniously through these channels. Signs and symptoms of disease, such as pain and discomfort, or poor functioning of our body’s systems, are indicative of a disruption to the smooth flow of energy.

Fine sterile needles are inserted into specific points on the channels to restore balance and the energy flow. The needles are usually left in place for between 20 and 40 minutes whilst you rest comfortably. Patients usually say that they find the treatment deeply calming and relaxing and frequently sleepy while the needles are in place.