Acupuncture is a healing art that uses fine sterlised disposable needles to stimulate or reduce the balance of Vital Energy (Chi). Chi runs along definite pathways called meridians throughout the entire body.
Acupuncture provides safe and effective relief from a variety of illnesses:
- Respiratory disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Gynaecological problems
- Spinal problems
There is increasing evidence, available from western research institutions that acupuncture really works. Findings published in the journal "Complementary Therapies in Medicine" show that infections can be avoided by regular acupuncture. Also Dr Matthias Karst of the Hanover Medical School, Germany gave volunteers 30 minute sessions twice a week for a month stimulating a point known a Large Intestine II on the elbow. This produced a significant burst of immune system cells called neutrophils.
The British Medical Association has recommended the wider availability of Acupuncture especially for the treatment of back pain, nausea, migraine and dental pain and as a result a growing number of GP's are referring patients to recognised acupuncture clinics.
The available practitioners for this treatment are:
LicAc, MBAc.C, Reg No. GCC Reg 01112