How Does Acupuncture Work?

After a thorough Chinese syndrome diagnosis has been made, treatment can begin.

Fine needles are inserted at points around the body to stimulate or suppress the flow of Qi or vital energy.

Acupuncture aims to restore the balance of Qi energy.

Chinese Medicine is based on the theory that all disorders and illness arise from an imbalance. This can be caused by problems arising from internal organs, the stagnation of energy circulating in the body or from external factors.

A trained Chinese Medicine Practitioner will be able to clear the energy block through acupuncture or Tui Na massage and so restore the body’s balance. Cupping and moxibustion are also commonly used alongside acupuncture. The practitioner will also seek to strengthen the organs that were giving the problems through Chinese herbal therapy.

Some people have acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution or because they feel unwell without being ‘ill’ in the western sense.

For those patients who are not keen on needles then Auricular Therapy is the ideal alternative.