the body's life force
The term Acupuncture is derived from the Latin ‘acus’- a needle and ‘punctura’ - to puncture. Fine hair-like needles are inserted into particular points or concentrations of energy along the channels, thereby correcting the flow of Qi –the life force of the body- to that area of the body and thereby restoring health. There are between 365 and 1,000 points identified along the meridians on each side of the body. These meridian pathways are all linked and connected to internal organs at a deeper level and named after that organ. For example; Stomach, Spleen, Kidney, Liver.
What to expect
At the first appointment a detailed history of your lifestyle, major illnesses and present problems will be taken. As part of Chinese medical diagnosis we also need to look at your tongue, as it reflects the body’s constitution and gives vital clues to aid treatment. We also take your pulses. This is not the same as Western medicine as it provides us with many more indications about the condition of your energy and internal organs. Only sterile disposable acupuncture needles are used.