What is Acupuncture?

The Acupuncture clinicTraditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely - there are many causes, but these can include emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury.

The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to bring the body back into balance by the gentle insertion of ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points to re-establish the free flow of qi in order to restore balance and to trigger the body's own natural healing response. Physical, emotional and mental aspects are seen as interdependent, and are all considered in the patient's diagnosis and treatment.

Acupuncture can be effective for a wide range of conditions. People have acupuncture treatment for many different reasons, whether seeking treatment to help relieve specific symptoms or pains, to alleviate stress or because they generally feel unwell. It can help to promote your body's own healing response and help restore its natural equilibrium.

The World Health Organisation lists many conditions for which acupuncture has been shown to be effective, and trials are ongoing for many more.

Acupuncture is a treatment which is tailor made for each patient, and each individual treatment aims to give the maximum benefit, not only to treat the symptoms experienced, but also to treat the root of the problem. Only single use, sterile disposable needles are used for your complete safety. The needles are as fine as a hair, totally unlike needles used for injections, and practically painless. You may feel a slight tingling or occasionally a dull ache.

To discuss how acupuncture could be of benefit to you,
please phone 01463 223122 to book your Free 10 - 15 minute consultation.

How does a Chinese doctor make a diagnosis?

Diagnostic information is gathered by examinations including "Looking, Listening, Asking and Touching". Tongue examination is important - it tells the Doctor about the condition of your internal organs by its overall colour and coating. Another essential examination is pulse examination. A well trained Chinese Doctor will distinguish and assess your body condition from the rates.

During a full consultation you will be diagnosed according to the principles of Chinese Medicine. You will be asked questions similar to those you would be asked by your GP, about your symptoms, medical history and general well being. A physical examination (fully clothed) may also be necessary.

After diagnosis has been made Dr Ren will explain your situation and a prognosis and recommended course of treatment will be discussed.

What does a treatment include?

Treatment consists of a combination of some of, or all of, the following:

~ Acupuncture ~
~ Tui-Na massage ~
~ Cupping ~
~ Moxibustion (Mild heat applied locally) ~
~ Herbal remedies ~
~ Advice about diet and forms of exercise ~

Please contact us with any enquiries or to book your treatment

Tel: 01463 223122
Email: info@theacupunctureclinicinverness.co.uk

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