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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic, natural treatment for a range of disorders, it is one part of a system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

With its origins in ancient China it has a history of development dating back thousands of years. It is the world’s largest drug free therapy, offering natural treatments for many disorders.

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How Does it Work?

Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, for a range of disorders, in many areas of the world.

The theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine state that when healthy, our Qi or life force runs through our body in a network of channels or meridians. Perfect health is a free flow of Qi (pronounced chee). An interruption of blockage can create imbalance, blockage or stagnation, which itself can result in illness. The professional practitioner is trained to assess an individual, looking at all aspects of the person, to identify imbalances, and carry out a professional treatment in a holistic manner.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points along the body's meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi . The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.

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Why Use Acupuncture?

As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
provides drug-free pain relief
effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, treating the body, mind and spirit.
assists in the prevention of disease and the maintenance of general well-being.

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What Conditions Can Be Treated?

Acupuncture is known to treat a wide range of disorders including:

Stroke
Neuralgia
Some Forms Of Paralysis
Sequelae Of Poliomyelitis
Peripheral Neuropathy
Meniere's Disease
Cardiovascular Disorders
Respiratory Conditions
Bronchial Asthma Bronchitis
Acute Tonsillitis
Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Sore Throat
Digestive System Disorders
Toothache
Post-Extraction Pain
Gingivitis
Hiccups
Spasms Of The Oesophagus
Duodenal Ulcers
Gastric Hyperacidity
Colitis
Diarrhoea
Constipation
Nocturnal Enuresis
Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
Skin Conditions
Eye Conditions
Conjunctivitis
Simple Cataracts
Myopia In Children
Central Retinitis
Osteoarthritis
Sciatica
Low Back Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow

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Research

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