Acupuncture is a traditional treatment for a modern world.
The gentle placing of fine needles into acupuncture points just beneath the surface of the skin has remained effective for thousands of years.
It continues to be used as a broad system of medicine treating illness on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.
This fundamental principle means the underlying cause of illness is dealt with rather than just your symptoms, which are a sign of distress at a deeper level.
Although it is best known in the West for treating musculoskeletal pain, its applications are much wider. Many complaints including period problems, IBS, migraine, asthma, fatigue, anxiety and depression have been helped by acupuncture.
The British Acupuncture Council website has information about acupuncture together with factsheets based on clinical research. www.acupuncture.org.uk