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Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese)

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help to treat a vast range of problems from physical conditions to those on an emotional/mental level; such as stress and depression. Acupuncture is beneficial in most health problems.

These techniques have been used for thousands of years and treatment aims to recognise the root cause of a problem as well as treating the symptoms, thus achieving harmony in body and mind.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, fine and single-use needles at various points on the body.

These points lie on energy channels (known as meridians). The acupuncture needles are used to access the energy channels, to stimulate the bodys own natural healing ability and restore the bodys balance of energy. This energy is known as Qi (pronounced Chee).

For the body and mind to be healthy, Qi must be allowed to flow freely and sufficiently through the body. When the flow of Qi is impaired or is deficient, illness may occur.

What are the differences between traditional and medical acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – Is a medical profession which requires a 3 year degree to qualify and amounts to a minimum of 3600 hrs of training (including clinical work). Treatment addresses the root cause of problems as well as symptoms. It is a holistic form of medicine which has been used successfully for thousands of years to address a full range of physical, emotional and mental health problems.

Medical Acupuncture – Is learned over a very short time, approximately 24 hrs. It is used to supplement another therapy (e.g. physiotherapy, osteopathy), and effectively treats a narrow range of physical symptoms but doesn’t address the causes.


Victoria May Heasman (BSc (Hons), FEA, MBAcC)

Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist, Facial Enhancement Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medical Therapist

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