ACUPUNCTURE

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

AROMATHERAPY

BEAUTICIAN

COUNSELLING /PSYCHOTHERAPY

HEALING

HERBAL MEDICINE

HOMEOPATHY

HYPNOTHERAPY

KICK BOXING

OSTEOPATHY

LYMPH DRAINAGE

MASSAGE

McTIMONEY CHIROPRACTIC

REFLEXOLOGY

REIKI

TAI CHI

SHIATSU

YOGA

 

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Over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic rise from just a handful of qualified acupuncturists to over 2000 registered with The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). The Council was formed in 1995 as an amalgamation of five separate organisations, who agreed that one body should represent and govern their professionally qualified traditional acupuncturists in all aspects of their work. The BAcC maintains common standards of education, ethics, discipline and codes of practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. Members carry insurance in the same way as doctors do. The training of member acupuncturists is regulated by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, and is for a minimum of two years full-time or its equivalent on a part-time basis.

Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom as more people seek and find its benefits in promoting health as well as managing illness. January 2001

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy – known as Qi, moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin.

How can acupuncture help you?
Who has acupuncture?

Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions These might include anxiety states, arthritis, asthma, back pain, circulatory problems, depression, facial paralysis, fibrositis, high blood pressure, indeterminate aches and pains, infertility, menstrual problems, migraines, rheumatism, sciatica, skin conditions or ulcers.Acupuncture is a safe treatment for all. It has proved to be effective in pregnancy management and for the relief of pain in childbirth. Acupuncture is also helpful for people trying to overcome addictions such as those related to smoking, alcohol, food or drugs.

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