Stepping Stones towards health and harmony
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient art of Chinese medicine which involves the insertion of very fine sterilised needles into specific points on the body in order to promote healing and bring the body back into equilibrium. Acupuncture is particularly effective in pain management and in the reduction of a variety of stress related conditions. It has also been used for many years to promote health and strengthen the body’s resistance to infection.
Pain, stress, lack of energy and side effects of some medications all contribute towards poor quality of life and research shows that acupuncture can be very effective in improving a patient’s quality of life and in supporting conventional medical treatment.
Acupuncture treatment can be used to boost energy levels when the body feels sluggish and also to induce relaxation when the body is stressed. The World Health Organisation lists a variety of diseases that can be successfully treated with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is particularly effective in pain management and in the reduction of many stress related conditions. It has also been used for many years to promote health and strengthen the body’s resistance to infection.
Moxibustion treats various conditions by applying heat to specific points in the body.
Cupping is a procedure in which glass or bamboo cups are attached to the skin using suction.
In Auricular therapy, specific points on the external ear are stimulated to promote health using either needles or press.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands on treatment that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of fluids around the nervous system.