Acupuncture is a holistic system of healthcare, looking for the root cause of ill-health and treating the whole body system – physical, emotional and spiritual – in order to restore health and vitality.
The traditional philosophy of acupuncture considers that qi (pronounced ‘chi’), our energetic life force, circulates through the body along subtle pathways called meridians. Interruptions to this flow either by external pathogens or internal imbalances are considered to be the underlying cause of disease. Acupuncture seeks to restore the flow of qi and bring the body into balance.
The aim of acupuncture is to promote all-round good health and address a wide range of illnesses and imbalances within a traditional diagnostic system. People visit an acupuncturist seeking assistance with a wide range of conditions.