Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is used to treat a vast range of health conditions including pain, anxiety, depression, infertility, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and many more.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force- known as Qi — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated the effect of acupuncture on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system and digestive system.

Many of the disorders listed below have been recognised by the World Health Organisation as diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment.


Neurological Conditions:

Headaches, migraines, insomnia, stroke, deafness, facial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, tinnitus, dizziness, Manieres disease.

Cardiovascular Disorders:

High or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.

Respiratory Conditions:

Asthma, bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.

Digestive System Disorders:

Mouth ulcers, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia, flatulence, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gallbladder disorders, and weight control.

Urogenital Disorders:

Cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

Gynaecological and Obstetric Disorders:

Premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, infertility and morning sickness.

Skin Conditions:

Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne.


Eye Conditions:

Red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, visual disorders.

Musculoskeletal Disorders:

Osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, shoulder and neck pain, ‘frozen shoulder’, and ‘tennis elbow’.

Sporting Injuries:

Sprained ankle or knee, cartilage problems, corking or tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.

Psychological Disorders:

Depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.















Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine heat therapy that has been combined for centuries with acupuncture. Ground mugwort leaves are used either directly (on acupuncture needle), or indirectly (surrounding the area treated to conduct heat into the muscles and areas of pain and discomfort in the body).This helps induce the smooth flow of Qi and Blood.