Acupuncture is a system of healing which draws on over two thousand years of experience from China and the Far East.

Acupuncture works by rebalancing the body’s flow of energy, and the tradition is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease. By choosing specific points on the body the acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response. Patients often have a sense of wellbeing after treatment, in addition to a reduction in their symptoms. This is because the focus is on improving the overall health of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.

At the initial consultation the acupunturist will take a detailed case history, in order to make a complete diagnosis of your health, and then choose acupuncture points appropriate for your individual treatment.

The number of treatments you receive will vary depending on the nature of your complaint, its duration and your constitution. Many patients experience improvement after their initial treatment, others notice a difference after two or three sessions. The effects are often accumulative and some people find a course of treatments beneficial.