Friday, 10th July 2020
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An ancient Chinese remedy with a very real place in modern society.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The classic Chinese explanation is that channels of energy, called “Meridians” are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by “Needling” the acupuncture points; the needles unblock the obstructions at the dam and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their absorption and energy production activities and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well trained practitioner it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support or adjunct to other medical treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.

into private and institutional practises.


Digestive disorders
Gastritis, hyperacidity, Spastic colon, constipation and diarrhoea.

Respiratory disorders
Sinusitis, sore throats, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infections.

Neurological and muscular disorders
Headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various form of tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis.

Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress or emotional conditions. The potential for medical acupuncture is just beginning to be understood. Future clinical research and utilization evaluations, should clarify how best to integrate acupuncture into the conventional healthcare system. Medical acupuncture offers the opportunity to expand conventional medicine, to treat conditions for which currant interventions are either ineffective or have undesirable secondary effects.

Because of its usefulness and adaptability to so many aspects of Allopathic medicine, medical acupuncture is likely to be integrated with increasing frequency

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