Acupuncture works on the theory that there are energy meridians running throughout the body. When our bodies are healthy, there is plentiful energy and it flows smoothly. However if we fall ill, the energy flow is disrupted. Acupuncture helps to restore a balance and thus enables the body to promote its own healing.
Chinese medicine views every person as unique in terms of mind, body and spirit, with each component working in harmony to maintain health and vitality. As a holistic system of treatment, acupuncture looks to discern and treat, not just the symptoms, but also the underlying causes of disease. The aim is to assess imbalances in the body and tailor a personalised treatment plan for that individual. As well as treating specific problems, it may also be used in order to assist in maintaining good health and well-being.