Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and has been formalised and taught for much of this time as a safe and effective method of treatment for many common ailments. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning and involves inserting very thin needles tp specific points on the body. Acupuncture is aimed at treating the whole person on a physical, mental and emotional level and looks at finding the origin of the issue rather than treating the symptom. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function and has major effects on blood flow, the immune system and the repair and increase of activity around injuries as well as releasing locked areas of the body. Acupuncture is often used by practitioners to treat chronic long term conditions as well as muscular-skeletal issues as well as helping in the treatment of pain.
Many people continue using acupuncture as an effective form of preventative medicine and types of Acupuncture are being used by Physiotherapists and in hospitals throughout the UK.
Moxibustion is used either with Acupuncture needles or around or on the acuncture points and works to introduce heat into the body systems. This can also be done at a lesser level with heat lamps.
This uses various combinations of high and low frequency electronic pulses to help stimulate and energise the areas being treated with acupuncture needles.
MICRO SYSTEM ACUPUNCTURE
There are many areas of the body which act as smaller maps of the human body and these micro systems can be studied and manipulated to have an effect on other distant areas of the body as well as internal organs and systems. Examples of these are ear or auricular acupuncture, cranial acupuncture, hand acupuncture and wrist and ankle acupuncture.