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Acupuncture / Acupressure


Acupuncture was developed in China over 3,000 years ago.   It is a treatment of ailments and pain by penetrating the skin with special needles.   Although its mode of action is not fully understood, it is believed to have a stimulating effect on the nervous system.  It is believed that the life forces in you body, Chi, flows through channels called ‘Meridians’.  These pathways criss-crosses the body nourishing every part with vital forces. Disease occurs when the energy flow is impaired.

The insertion of special, sterile, acupuncture needles in to specific and well chosen points on the body, and stimulating the needles is said to balance the proper flow of Chi to restore health.

Only single-use sterile needles are used in this clinic.  Getting Acupuncture from me will not affect your status as a blood-donor.  A letter is available for the Blood transfusion Service if you should require one. 

The first 2 treatment may cause an aggravation of your symptoms.  This is often followed by an alleviation.  This response in normal and is often followed by a beneficial response.

Most people will require a course of 4 to 6 treatments although very occasionally, a single treatment will be sufficient.  Much is dependent on the cause and lenght of time you have had your symptoms.

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