HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP?
Traditional acupuncture theory works on the basis of restoring balance to a system which has lost its equilibrium, resulting in ill health. Where an element of the whole body system is out of balance due to under-functioning, hyper-functioning or obstruction by an external factor, acupuncture aims to maximise, reduce, smooth or eliminate the problematic aspect.
Over 2000 years of clinical experience has identified the correlation of stimulation to specific acupuncture points, with observable changes in the function of the body. Effects range from big physical releases of tension in the tendinomuscular system, to subtle but measurable changes in reproductive function, through to improvements in personal energy levels and a quieting down of unsettled mental and emotional states.
In an acupuncture treatment, we diagnose the imbalance holistically, taking account of the performance of the whole system. Using ultra-fine single use sterile needles, we gently stimulate the indicated acupuncture points, interacting with the network of the central nervous system to promote a physiological and energetic reaction.
Our style of acupuncture focuses on using the minimum number of needles to achieve our clinical aims and is therefore particularly well suited to patients who do not like the idea of needles.
Our acupuncture therapists have studied Traditional Chinese medicine for a minimum of five years and continue to research and develop their skill through a rigorous program of professional development. We offer a calm, professional service in our tranquil inner city clinics in Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath.