What is traditional acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore each individual person’s unique balance of Qi(energy), Blood and mental health.
Acupuncturists are trained to use diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus of a treatment is on the individual’s overall mental / physical balance of health as well as their illness. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can also be used effectively, in a purely physical way, to treat injuries/ age related conditions and recovery from illness.
Traditional acupuncture is practiced with the underlying principle that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi (vital energy) cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury. These are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.