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Acupuncture | What is Acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment based upon the insertion of fine needles into specific points upon the body, which are considered through thousands of years of observational evidence to elicit a response in the energetic fields of the body.

Acupuncture is a system science, which views illness as an imbalance in the body. Therefore symptoms that seem unrelated in Western medicine can often create a unified picture in Chinese Medicine.

Originally, using nine different needles, the modern acupuncturist uses only one, the filiform needle. This needle is so fine that it is able to fit inside a western hyperdermic needle and most needle insertions are performed with guide tubes which deaden the sensation of insertion.

The insertion of the needle elicits a dull aching sensation, which is not unpleasant, known in Acupuncture as 'de qi'. This sensation is the indicator for most practitioners of the instigation of the therapeutic process.

Acupuncture is completely without any know side effects and can help you to understand your condition in a new and dynamic way.