It’s a drug-free treatment that uses very thin needles to unblock energy and restore the body’s normal function. Acupuncture is part of the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has evolved over 3000 years.

Research has shown that acupuncture is very effective for treating a range of conditions (see back cover). It releases endorphins, which are the body’s own naturally produced opiates, and benefits the immune and endocrine systems.

What does a session involve?

On your first visit the practitioner will do a full assessment to determine a treatment plan. The acupuncture treatment itself involves the practitioner inserting a number of single-use sterile needles into body points.

You may experience some tingling around the needle site, but most people find the treatment very relaxing.

The benefits

Acupuncture treats not just the symptoms but also the underlying cause of the condition. It is part of a holistic approach to healthcare linking body, mind and emotions.

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