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.

 

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Photograph of White Flower from Plymouth Acupuncture.

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.

 

Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang – and when these become unbalanced, illness may result.

 

By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance.

 

The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear, grief, sadness, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma.

 

The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

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Plympton Acupuncture Clinic

Eagle Close,

Eagle Rd,

Plympton

PL7 5HZ

Acupuncture Callington

The Old School

Stoke Climsland

Cornwall

PL17 8NY

Launceston Acupuncture Clinic

The Castle St Clinic

1A Castle St,

Launceston

Cornwall

PL15 8AZ

Chinese Symbol part of Traditional Acupuncture page
Chinese Symbol part of Traditional Acupuncture page

Plympton Acupuncture Clinic

Eagle Close, Eagle Rd,

Plympton, Devon, PL7 5HZ

Acupuncture Callington

The Old School,  Stoke Climsland

Cornwall, PL17 8NY

Launceston Acupuncture Clinic

The Castle St Clinic, 1A Castle St,

Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8AZ

Chinese Symbol part of Traditional Acupuncture page