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Acupuncture can help to reduce the physical and emotional impacts of living with a chronic medical condition.

Treatment involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body to stimulate sensory nerves, muscles and connective tissue. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management, by boosting your body's natural painkillers.

Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy or life force flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi or chi (pronounced chee). Practitioners who use acupuncture in the traditional way believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause pain and illness, which can be relieved by restoring the flow through acupuncture.


The needles used are very thin, so insertion usually causes little discomfort and some people often don't feel them at all. A typical treatment uses 5 to 20 needles. You may feel a mild aching sensation when a needle reaches the correct depth. In most cases, the needles remain in place for 10 to 15 minutes while you lie still and relax. There is usually no discomfort when the needles are removed.



Call Lisa on 07455 196338 to make an appointment.

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