Acupuncture for the whole person
Traditional Acupuncture is one of the world's oldest system of medicine developed and refined for over 2,000 years. It takes a holistic approach to health, treating the whole person to restore the body’s equilibrium, enabling the body to better heal itself.
The link between physical ailments and the way we think about and experience life is clearer than ever. This connection has been a part of acupuncture’s broad view of health since its early conception. Approaching health with a focus on wellness, not just the absence of disease is one of the strengths of Traditional Acupuncture. Treatment considers the relationship between your body, mind and emotions, and the effect they have on your health. Patients often report not simply relief from the condition that took them for acupuncture, but an improvement in overall well-being, increased energy and vitality, and greater enjoyment of life.
Why do people have acupuncture?
In recent years, acupuncture has become increasingly recognised as a complementary therapy in the West, used by people with many different acute and chronic conditions, in addition to the treatment of pain. The World Health Organisation provides an extensive review of the physical and psychological conditions for which people seek acupuncture treatment, summarised here by the British Acupuncture Council. The types of conditions that patients seek acupuncture for include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Colds and flu
Eczema and Psoriasis
Gastrointestinal tract disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Nausea and vomiting
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Sue also provides acupuncture treatment for patients at the Spire Hospital in Leicester as a supportive complementary therapy during conventional cancer care. Please click here for more details.
Want more information?
The British Acupuncture Council provides accurate and unbiased information for a variety of conditions and holds current research papers on a wide range of complaints. Please click here.