Chinese Medicine states that the body is surrounded by energy channels called meridians, these energy channels combine and link to form a flow of energy called Qi (chi) throughout the entire body. When a blockage occurs in one or more of these channels, illness, pain, or disease results.Once a diagnosis has been found, needles are placed along the channels in certain points, this moves the blockage and so restoring health.

Acupuncture is especially good at treating illness and disease such as back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and migraines, menstrual disorders such as PMT and period pain, mood swings, anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, fatigue, menopause. Acupuncture can also help with the side effects associated with cancer and its treatment.

One question that people often ask is “Does it hurt?” The answer to this is yes and no – most people report that their treatments are often painless and very relaxing. Some of the points that are needled can be tender and the patient will feel some pain, the pain normally settles soon after. Needles are left ‘in situ’ for approximately 30min before removal.