The stresses and strains of modern life undoubtedly take their toll on our physical and emotional health. Traditional acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The traditional acupuncturist's skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment, placing incredibly fine needles at specific, carefully chosen points on the body.
As treatment progresses, people often experience improved sleep, increased energy levels and a greater sense of wellbeing. This is particularly relevant to those people who feel unwell for no apparent reason.
One of the great strengths of Traditional Acupuncture lies in its recognition of the close connection between our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It is clear that physical illness can adversely affect us emotionally, in the same way that when things are not going so well, energy can become blocked, resulting in tiredness, stress and disease.
Wendy will treat you as a whole person, to address the root cause of your condition, rather than just the symptoms.
Who has acupuncture?
Traditional Acupuncture has been practised in China and other far eastern cultures for thousands of years and is now widely used and accepted all over the world. Many people use it as their first treatment choice, or where other therapies have proved unsuccessful. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine and is suitable for people of all ages.
Many different people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis, or where other therapies have proved unsuccessful. Others choose acupuncture as a preventative measure, to enhance their health and wellbeing.
What can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular in the UK and helps with a wide range of conditions. For instance, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture for the treatment of low back pain and headaches.
There are over 60 conditions for which The British Acupuncture Council has produced fact sheets, providing summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial. Wendy has helped people with many other conditions, however and is always happy to advise you regarding your own personal health concerns.