Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body’s equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. 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.
A growing body of evidence based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems. For more information on this or to find out more about acupuncture please visit the BAcC website www.acupuncture.org.uk
The practitioners at the Sanctuary:
Anne Marie James and Susan Keady are members of the British Acupuncture Council. Anne Marie is also a member of the register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. They are bound by strict codes of ethics, safe practice and professional conduct.
Ann Marie James
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