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Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of “yin” and “yang” of the life force known as “qi,” pronounced “chi.” Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. Qi is said to flow through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These meridians and energy flows are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body. Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.
Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture has been found to be beneficial to those suffering from a range of conditions including:
- Back and spinal conditions including lower back pain, herniated disks, spondylitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Migraines and Headaches
- Post chemotherapy nausea and vomiting
- Postoperative dental pain
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Tennis elbow
“Acupuncture is a wonderfully soothing treatment, ideal for individuals facing various health challenges. It’s particularly effective in alleviating chronic pain, such as back pain and arthritis, and works wonders for headache relief. This therapy is not just about pain relief; it also plays a significant role in reducing stress, anxiety, and improving sleep. Each session aims to enhance overall well-being, addressing issues on both physical and emotional levels.” – our Lead Therapist
What to expect during an acupuncture session
After being greeted by your acupuncturist, they will examine you and assess your condition.
You will be asked to lie down on your back, front, or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. The acupuncturist will use single-use, disposable, sterile needles. As each needle is inserted, the patient may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation.
After the needle is inserted, there is occasionally a dull ache at the base of the needle that then subsides. Acupuncture is usually relatively painless.
Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion. The needles will stay in place for between 5 and 30 minutes. The number of treatments needed depend on the individual. A person with a chronic condition may need one to two treatments a week over several months. An acute problem normally improves after 4 – 8 sessions.
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Acupuncture is available in Sherfield-On-Loddon.