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Want to know more about acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years. Many patients wonder what is involved, and how acupuncture works.


Acupuncture works by manipulating the body's Qi or energy by the insertion of very fine needles to acupuncture points around the body. 


Chinese medicine sees health and disease as resulting from the quality of the Qi. This is dependant on the health of the internal organs, the functioning of the Meridian system and on the emotional health and lifestyle of the patient.


In an acupuncture consultation your practitioner will consider all of these aspects to build a complete picture of the your health from a Chinese medicine perspective.


Chinese medicine recognises the connection between diet, lifestyle and the emotions and physical well-being. Practitioners often offer dietary and lifestyle suggestions to help the healing process.


Some patients wonder if acupuncture hurts. In most cases, it does not hurt.

There is sometimes a mild discomfort when the needle is inserted, however this quickly disappears and most patients find they experience a deep sense of relaxation throughout their treatment.

Are you interested in finding out more about how an acupuncture treatment works in the Shen Ting multi bed clinic?

You can read all about it here or you can contact us to find out more.

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