Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine which uses small, sterile needles to access points on meridians (energy channels), which flow around the body. The Chinese believe that the energy Chi, helps the body to heal and that injury, pain & disease are as a result of blocked or excessive energy in the channels. By releasing this "Chi" energy, through acupuncture, the body is free to heal.

The more Western view of acupuncture relates to the release of natural chemicals in the brain which stimulate pain relief and the body's natural healing processes. It also stimulates an increase in blood flow to the affected area which promotes healing.

There have been many medical studies done on acupuncture which show it can be effective. It has been shown to be highly effective in the management of osteoarthritis, helping with relief of pain and promotion of healing. It is not painful, all you will feel is a slight pin prick and possibly an achy sensation. It can be used to help treat a wide variety of problems from acute tennis elbow to chronic back pain.

Acupuncture can also be effective in increasing the chances of getting pregnant whilst undergoing any form of fertility treatment, such as IVF.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of problems such as:-

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