Acupuncture explained

Acupuncture is a system of healing that has been used in China and the Far East for thousands of years. According to traditional Chinese philosophy our health is dependent on the smooth flow of our body’s energy. This energy, referred to as Qi, can easily become disturbed or imbalanced and there are many aspects to people’s lives which cause these imbalances. Acupuncture aims to address the imbalances using the insertion of very fine needles along the channels of the body encouraging  the body to return to a state of balance and health.

Traditional acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined over thousands of years. Acupuncture is always focussed on the individual rather than just their main complaint and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Because every patient is unique, two people with the same western diagnosis will each receive different acupuncture treatments. Read more about what happens when you come for your acupuncture treatment here.

Ian’s approach is always one which empowers the patient to take charge of their health. Through educating patients in his approach to treatment he encourages patients to make changes to their lives based on the Chinese medical model. With this approach patients see a steady and consistent improvement enabling them to remain in control of their condition resulting in long lasting effects.