Part of the traditional medicine of China, acupuncture is an ancient medical system developed over thousands of years. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Qi or vital energy circulates through a series of invisible channels beneath the skin. Physical and mental health depend upon the free flow of Qi around the body. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, over time, ill health may occur.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles in key areas along the channels (acupuncture points) to stimulate and balance Qi in order to restore health. By taking into account all aspects of an individual, acupuncture aims to treat the person as well as the disease. The focus is to improve the overall wellbeing of the patient.

Although often discribed as a means of pain relief, acupuncture is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. The following is a list of conditions commonly treated in the West:-

Pain (muscular/joint)
Sports injuries
Repetitive strain injuries
Women's health
Digestive problems
Headaches (migraines/general)
Respiratory disorders (asthma/colds)
Circulatory problems