Amanda Silcock

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine developed in China over 3000 years ago. It is based on the concept of Qi (or chi) which is the essential energy that flows in our bodies through an energetic network of channels called "meridians". When the Qi flows freely through the channels, we experience health and well-being. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, discomfort, pain and ill health will occur. An Acupuncturist works by stimulating precise points along the meridians to restore your flow of Qi and return you to optimum health. The British Acupuncture Council (the main regulatory body for the practice of Acupuncture in the UK) has published several Fact Sheets which demonstrate the effectiveness of Acupuncture. Robust scientific research backs up what many people have known for years - Acupuncture works.