What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest medical traditions, originating in China over 2000 years ago, and has evolved since into a sophisticated system which organises many complex health issues into a highly individualised treatment approach.
Single use, sterile thin hairlike needles are used to access points in the body, where vital energy (Qi) is accessible to the practitioner. The selection of points depends on the affected meridian, which has become either deficient or blocked, leading to disease.
The practitioner gathers information to conclude an overall diagnosis, taking a comprehensive medical and lifestyle history, observing the tongue and pulses, and palpation of the channels and abdomen, allowing a highly tailored treatment plan to take shape.