Acupuncture treatment uses very fine, sterile, disposable needles, which are inserted just below the surface of the skin. This does not cause pain, although you may feel a qi sensation. When the needles penetrate the skin, qi is stimulated. Stimulated qi will move, and blood will flow after qi.
It is a relaxing and painless therapy with a very low risk of side-effects, if any.
What are the conditions and problems acupuncture can help with?
It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. It is often used in conjunction with other types of treatment.
The following list gives some examples of health problems acupuncture can help with:
such as sciatica, tennis elbow/golf elbow, joint sprains, muscle sprains, arthritis, sports injuries
such as the common cold, flu, hay fever, sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis
such as heartburn, reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns disease
such as high or low blood pressure, palpitations, angina
such as irregular or painful periods, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, infertility
such as chronic fatigue and high or low thyroid function
Mental health issues
such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder