How does it work?

Originating from China over 2000 years ago, acupuncture is an ancient healing art involving inserting fine needles into various acupoints on the body to provoke changes to the internal energies, restoring harmony and balance to your health.


These acupoints can be found on meridians which run along the body's surface and can be used to stimulate internal changes. After the practitioners diagnosis, combinations of these acupoints will be used to manipulate the energy in a treatment tailored to you.

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How does this relate to me?

It is no secret that modern life and all it's challenges can leave us feeling a little out of joint, both physically and emotionally. Chinese Medicine, unlike Western Medicine looks at you and your body as a whole, understanding that your physical and emotional life are entirely interconnected: both must be considered when treating. This type of approach is vital in unraveling the complexities of illness, pain and well... you! Chinese medicine can be a key factor to support you in living the life you desire though promoting emotional balance, physical ease, fast recovery and prevention of future illness.

Although this ancient therapy has been used for thousands of years, in recent times acupuncture has swept the nation as the newest healing must-have, helping many to cope with the stresses and problems which come hand in hand with modern life.

With no harmful or lasting side effects without compromising on effectiveness, it's no wonder that this therapy has become the solution so many turn to for much needed pain and stress relief.

How does it work?

Acupuncture, involving painless insertion of tiny needles on specific points on the body has been shown on MRI scans to stimulate positive and measurable effects in brain activity and an ability to alter neurochemical reactions. Moreover, acupuncture functions by stimulating local micro-circulation and blood flow to the central nervous system and decreasing inflammatory reactions, overall creating a deeply calming effect on your mood whilst stimulating your body's natural reaction to heal and repair itself.

Can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture has been shown to help with many conditions. There is a growing body of evidence based research in topics such as pain management, fertility, digestive problems and many more!

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Common conditions include (but are not limited to):


Back pain

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Eczema and psorisis

Frozen shoulder


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Painful periods

Sports injuries

Colds and flu

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