Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to resolve, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. This energy is known as qi.
The flow of qi can be disturbed by any number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, anger, or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections and trauma. When the qi is unbalanced, illness may result.
The acupuncturist inserts ultra fine needles at chosen points along the channels of energy. The aim is to stimulate the body's own healing response and restore its natural balance.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of your problem.
Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms. Conditions commonly treated fall into the following categories; eye, ear, nose and throat; genitor-urinary; immune; musculoskeletal; neurological; respiratory; emotional and psychological.
Many women choose to have acupuncture throughout pregnancy and childbirth and it is increasingly used by couples dealing with problems of infertility or to support IVF treatment.
Polly is Zita West Affiliated.
For an appointment, please call Polly Ashton on 618285. She is available at Health Plus on Fridays from 8:30am - 1:30pm