Expert acupuncture in the heart of Reigate
Acupuncture is the original whole-person-whole-lifestyle medicine
The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance in your mind and your body so you can get back to living life to the full. It’s a very positive model of health and function; the physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
Acupuncture works to restore the free flow of Qi (vital energy) which may have been blocked by for example, emotional or physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury or illness. Ultra-fine, sterile needles are placed into specific acupuncture points on the body and once there, exert their effects to re-establish the free flow of Qi. Once the Qi starts to be rebalanced, the body’s natural healing response is triggered.
Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years, and continue to be. The focus is on the individual, not the illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each person is unique so two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture is informed and underpinned by the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine; a scholarly and comprehensive way of thinking about the body in health and illness. It is distinctly different from other types of medicine (for example, western medicine) and this enables a completely different approach to health and wellness. This really is a key strength of acupuncture.