5 Element Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China. It has been proven to work for a wide variety of physical and emotional problems and is increasingly popular in Western health care with several million treatments given each year in Britain.
According to ancient Chinese medicine, energy (also known as Qi) travels through the body via pathways called Meridians. When your health is good your Qi flows uninterrupted. When you experience illness the flow of Qi is disturbed and this is where acupuncture comes in.
Just as our nerve cells communicate using electricity, acupuncture points also carry a slight electrical current.
Acupuncture works by inserting very fine needles into specific points of the body and this changes the activity of the brain, stimulating the production of hormones that are able to rebalance the functions of the body and mind.
Five Element Acupuncture treats the whole you, not just your symptoms. Many people experience a greater sense of wellbeing and an enhanced enjoyment of life as it helps you to restore harmony and balance, this easing your symptoms.
Most people experience no pain and no more than a momentary dull ache, followed by a bit of a tingling sensation and a feeling of relaxation and invigoration.
What Are The Benefits of Acupuncture
A lot of people seek acupuncture to help relieve specific conditions, especially pain conditions such as tension headaches, migraines, neck or back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee and temporomandibular joint pain. Clinical trials have shown that acupuncture does relieve these symptoms, at least in the short term.
Whatever your particular problem, because treatment is designed to affect your whole body and not just your symptoms, you may notice other niggling complaints also get better with a course of treatment.
Indeed, some people choose acupuncture when they feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. Once tried, many people have regular or ‘top-up’ treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing. For some conditions, such as migraine, acupuncture can be given to prevent flare-ups from occurring.
The needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as your acupuncturist adjusts the needle. Most people feel deeply relaxed during the treatment.
The focus is on the individual, rather than an isolated complaint. The physical, emotional, and mental aspects of life are seen as interdependent. Acupuncturists use subtle diagnostic techniques, such taking the pulse and observing the tongue, that have been developed and refined for thousands of years.
Supportive & Professional
Treatments with Nicola are always enlightening. I have always found her to be incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, supportive & professional. The acupuncture treatments are healing in every sense and time spent with her, always increases understanding of my own body. I often recommend Nicola without hesitation, my Husband is a recent convert to Acupuncture.