A holistic form of healing developed over several thousand years ago, acupuncture is used to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. Achieved by inserting fine, sterile needles into the skin at carefully selected point on the body, the treatment has its roots in Chinese, Japanese and South-East Asian cultures and has been practised for over 2,000 years.

Today, acupuncture is a widely recognised practice which people choose to prevent ill health, resolve or reduce a wide variety of medical conditions or specific symptoms, and maintain a healthy body. Acupuncture is acknowledged as effective by conventional medical science and many medical practitioners now learn some basic techniques. The meridians – or energy flow pathways – that acupuncture seeks to stimulate lie very close to the main nerve branches. When these points are stimulated, the nerves are also stimulated, which produces noticeable pain relief. In musculoskeletal problems, stimulation of these points increases blood flow to the damaged area, supplying it with extra oxygen and nutrients in order to aid and speed up the natural healing process.

Last, but by no means least, acupuncture releases endorphins – the body’s natural pain killing chemicals. With its effectiveness proven over two millennia, it’s no surprise that acupuncture can help relieve a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and migraine, depression and anxiety, to stress conditions, fatigue, asthma, hay fever, coughs and colds. The technique can even help combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions or help relieve stress.


  • 30 Minutes

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