Traditional acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine - a healthcare system that has been practised for thousands of years in China and the Far East. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over centuries to give us a complex and detailed understanding of the body's energetic balance.
*The World Health Organisation (WHO) writes in its Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 that ‘[acupuncture] is now used worldwide. According to a report supplied by 129 countries, 80% of them now recognise the use of acupuncture’.
Inserting acupuncture needles in specific points on the body is believed to harmonise and improve the flow of qi (vital force, energy), and this understanding can be used both locally, if the qi of a specific limb is affected, or systemically if the symptoms are an expression of a deeper underlying disorder. Qi in balance allows all physiological functions to return to normal.
Today traditional acupuncture is practised all around the world and clinical trials are now confirming its efficacy. More and more people are able to benefit as traditional acupuncture becomes a recognised option within standard healthcare.
What does treatment involve?
During the consultation, our acupuncturist will ask questions about your condition, your body functions, pain, and will take your medical history. This first meeting is crucial for establishing a diagnosis and therefore deciding on the right treatment. Improvement is generally felt after four to five sessions and often before this when treating pain. Acupuncture helps greatly in both cases of chronic and acute conditions.
Laurence has a special interest in the relief of pain, gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics.
You can contact Laurence on 01865 728696 or 07778570891 to discuss whether acupuncture is suitable for your condition.
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