Originating in China over 2000 years ago, acupuncture is a complementary healthcare system. It aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing response by restoring the flow of its vital energy. Disruptions to this energy, known as qi or chi, are considered to be responsible for disease, pain and emotional stress.
By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles at key points across the skin, the acupuncturist seeks to free the flow of this energy, restoring both physical and mental well-being.
It’s known that acupuncture can help to release the body’s natural painkillers (endorphin and serotonin) and clinical research has demonstrated its effectiveness for safely treating a range of health problems.