Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, it has been developed, researched and refined for over 2,500 years.
The philosophy believes that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.
There has been much clinical research which shows that acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.
Acupuncture's use for certain conditions has been endorsed by the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the United States National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.