Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of treatment originating in China and other eastern cultures, and Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. People of all ages come for Acupuncture, some with specific symptoms or conditions, some just because they feel generally unwell. Many are surprised at how gentle and relaxing acupuncture is and how it can increase their sense of wellbeing.
Acupuncture is a relatively safe treatment to have with few side effects, and only very fine single use pre-sterilised needles are used in Liz’s clinic. Another benefit of Acupuncture is that in many situations it can be used alongside conventional medicine. It always makes sense to tell your doctor about having Acupuncture so that you can also receive any necessary medical treatment.
Traditional Acupuncturists look at health from a broad perspective and focus on treating the person rather than the disease. They can draw on modern as well as traditional approaches to offer acupuncture tailored to your individual needs. At the initial consultation the Acupuncturist asks about your health, medical history, medication and lifestyle, and you are able to explain how you feel physically and emotionally. The acupuncturist will also look at your tongue and take your pulse. This overall assessment can help the acupuncturist to identify the pattern of disharmony underlying your symptoms and hence to form an acupuncture treatment plan.
There is now a growing body of research evidence showing that acupuncture works, is safe and is cost-effective. You can get more information on current scientific research and the scope of acupuncture by visiting The British Acupuncture Council website www.acupuncture.org.uk