What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been around for over 2000 thousand years and has its roots in Ancient China. It is a very unique and gentle therapy and is renowned for its effectiveness in treating a wide range of conditions, including non-specific problems, which may be difficult to diagnose or treat in Western Medicine, such as general feeling of being unwell or not 'feeling yourself'.
Traditional acupuncture looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance and, through treatment, aims to restore the body's natural equilibrium. Rather than looking at symptoms in isolation the Acupuncturist will consider not only the presenting symptoms but also the overall health of the person. Acupuncture seeks to make connections between a person's physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. By treating these interdependent aspects of a person's health an acupuncturist gains a deeper understanding or what may be underlying or contributing to a patient's presenting symptoms.
Based on traditional practice acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques, such as pulse, tongue and visual diagnosis, to assess the patient as a whole, which enables treatment to be focused on the whole person rather than just your presenting symptoms.