What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an important and unique part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has evolved over thousands of years. Acupuncture is based on the view that the whole body is interconnected and therefore the focus is treating the root patterns of disharmony rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease. It is used to help activate the body’s own healing ability to rebalance and restore itself naturally. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined over centuries to give a complex and detailed understanding of the body’s energetic balance. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.