Chinese Acupuncture in Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP
Acupuncture is defined as the insertion of ultra-fine needles into the body for therapeutic purposes. For several thousand years it has been used to treat a wide range of illnesses by improving the overall well being of the patient, as well as addressing specific symptoms.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, good health is dependent on life force (Qi) moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels (meridians) in the body. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many factors including emotional stress, environment, nutrition, genetics, infections and injury. By inserting fine needles into the channels an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help to improve vitality.
TreatmentAn acupuncturist uses specific diagnostic methods in order to understand the individual pattern of disharmony that each patient presents. Following a thorough consultation needles are inserted at selected locations where appropriate stimulation of the body can occur. This is not usually a painful process and effects can be immediate. All needles are fully sterilised and only used once.
Many people from a scientific or medical background suggest that acupuncture may help to regulate the nervous system, therefore helping to relieve pain and provide health benefits for a wide range of different conditions.