About acupuncture

‘Illnesses may be the same but the persons suffering from them are different’     5-Elements

Hsu Ta-ch’un

Traditional acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China nearly two thousand years ago.  It’s roots are in the observation of nature, and the study of the interconnectedness of all things.  Chinese medicine does not see illness as happening in isolation, but rather as part of a much bigger picture.  As dynamic living organisms we become ill when we are thrown out of equilibrium by the many challenges life brings us,  acupuncture treatment is aimed at restoring balance and thus health.

During an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner will make a diagnosis based on in depth questioning and observations, pulse taking, tongue observation and palpation.  The treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into chosen acupuncture points where they connect to, harmonise and strengthen the bodies ‘life energy’ or ‘Qi’.  Practitioners may also give advice on ways in which patients can adapt their lifestyle in order to stay more in balance and healthy in the future.


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