How can Acupuncture Help You?
Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a complementary and alternative therapy, the treatment has a holistic approach which focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of the whole person. Evidence based clinical research findings show that acupuncture stimulates self regulatory processes, helping the systems of the body to correct and harmonize themselves. This results in strengthening of the bodies’ vital energy, nourishing its constitution and enhancing the immune system.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective system of healing and can be used to help people of all ages with a wide range of illnesses.
The treatment of the condition is not limited to viewing them as just a local problem (lower back, neck pain etc.). For example, if the patient has constitutional weaknesses, no matter how much local treatment is done on the lower back, the problem is likely to reoccur. Acupuncture is increasingly used within the NHS, eg for relief of pain especially associated with back conditions. It has been found to be beneficial in cases in which analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications have been ineffective or have demonstrated side effects, and in cases in which surgery was not recommended.
Acupuncture is also regularly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel (wrist/hand), Stroke, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Sprain and Strains, Sport injuries, Neck pain, Arm pain, Bell’s Palsy, Tennis Elbow, Fibromyalgia, Jaw pain, Knee pain, Shoulder pain, Myofascial pain. If the conditions are degenerative, acupuncture cannot provide a ‘cure’, but can provide symptomatic relief with increased movement, often for over an extended period.
Acupuncture is particularly useful in treating physical symptoms related to tension, stress and emotional disturbances, and widely used to support fertility and women’s health.
Further information about acupuncture including the conditions treated and prices are available from Cristina’s website.