Acupuncture originated in China where it is still featured in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. For a number of environmental and lifestyle reasons your body’s energy can become blocked or depleted resulting in symptoms of pain or illness.
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. Acupuncture treats you as a person not just your symptoms and treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition. With this approach you may notice other health issues resolve as your main health complaint improves. Acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well-being.
Continuing Professional Development
This is compulsory for members of the British Acupuncture Council. I have taken the following post graduate courses for continuing professional development:
- Diploma in Tui na
- Acupuncture and IVF
- An Introduction to the use of Trigger Point Acupuncture for Myofascial Pain
- Channel palpation and diagnosis
- Needling Skills Seminar
- Cosmetic Acupuncture