Acupuncture is a highly effective and ancient therapy. It employs the painless use of fine, sterile needles into various parts of the body which balance and treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. It's effective in relieving back pain, arthritis, sciatica, and also aids with weight loss, cessation of smoking and even fertility problems.

Vivienne performing acupuncture

Vivienne performing acupuncture to restore the body's equilibrium

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures thousands of years ago where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world.

Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. These points lie on a network of energy pathways called channels, or meridians. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi in the meridians can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony. Acupuncture treatment also includes other techniques such as moxibustion and cupping. At Back in Line we use all of these approaches.

Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. To find out if it can help you, please contact Back In Line