About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE). It flows through pathways or meridians in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians it helps to restore your balance of energy.

Stems & Branches Acupuncture

Is the oldest style of acupuncture in use today. In practice, it connects the specific needs of the patient with the cycles of energy – like biorhythms – active in the natural environment on that day and at that time to individualise every treatment, making it truly holistic.

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy may be used together with medical treatment that you might be receiving.

In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.

Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies, children and the elderly.

It is advisable before a treatment to have a light snack as it may make you feel a little light headed


Modern research has begun to explore acupuncture benefits. This approach usually looks at specific conditions and has found it helps with a wide variety of problems including:

Back Pain and Knee Pain
Tennis Elbow
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Female and Male Fertility alongside IVF
Headache Migraines Sciatica
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

he World Health Organisation (WHO) says these are conditions for which acupuncture has been proved to be effective:

Neck pain                                                                                     Arthritis of shoulder

Postoperative pain                                                                     Rheumatoid arthritis

Sprain                                                                                            Stroke

Period pain                                                                                   Morning sickness

Malposition of foetus                                                                 Induction of labour

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

High blood pressure                                                                  Low blood pressure

Depression (including depression following stroke)          Nausea and vomiting

Side effects of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

Peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, gastrospasm

Biliary colic                                                                                  Renal colic

Side effects of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy          Leukopenia


World Health Organization: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data, Geneva; 2002.


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