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How does it work?
Acupuncture points are located along channels which form a network covering the entire body. Qi (energy) travels continuously around the body, flowing smoothly until an injury or upset causes a blockage or depletion of energy. Needling acupuncture points restores the flow, stimulating the body’s natural healing powers.
Why would I choose acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe system with very few side effects and is recommended by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for lower back pain, headaches and migraines, as well as being cited by the NHS and WHO as a treatment option for many other conditions. Some people choose acupuncture because they feel unwell but have no specific diagnosis, others use it to maintain health and a sense of wellbeing. It can be used in conjunction with western medicine and addresses the underlying causes of illness or discomfort as well as symptoms. Most people feel very relaxed during treatment and many find they resolve other problems as well as the one they originally came for.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles (typically around 0.2mm diameter), are much thinner than hypodermic needles used in hospitals and insertion is generally painless, though a tingling or dull ache may be felt at the site or along the energy channel.
How many sessions do I need?
Some conditions are significantly better after one treatment whilst others may need several sessions. Acute conditions are more likely to improve faster than those a person has had for a long time.