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Acupuncture has been used in the East for over 2,000 years, with the oldest medical text book, The Nei Jing, dating back to 305-204B.C. It reached the UK in the 1950’s, from which time the public’s understanding for the medicine has developed and acupuncture has gradually become more widely available in the UK. This has been helped by the increased numbers of evidence based medicine studies that have researched the effects of acupuncture with relation to common problems such as lower back pain (LBP), migraines, infertility etc.
It is used to restore, promote and maintain good health and is rooted in the Daoist philosophy of change, growth, balance and harmony.
Acupuncture is used to help maintain or re-balance the body’s equilibrium. Acupuncture aims at treating the patient as a whole, rather than the disease or the symptoms. Imbalance in our body can occur for various reasons e.g. injury, trauma, stress, lifestyle, diet, bereavement, weather, hereditary factors, infections etc. The acupuncturist looks at the patient as a whole, finds the root of the illness and the imbalance of energy causing it. This imbalance can be corrected by the insertion of a few very fine needles that trigger the body to become aware of the imbalance and correct itself. The aim of acupuncture treatment is to address the root cause of the imbalance and improve vitality and health to the entire body, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Since all illness is the result of an imbalance of energy according to Chinese Medicine, acupuncture with its broad perspective of considering the whole person, can affect almost any illness as long as the degenerative process in the tissues of the body is not too extensive.
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