Sally Deane BSc(Hons)
OM – Acupuncture MBAcC Lic Ac
Acupuncture in Kent and Sussex
Traditional acupuncture is a holistic, effective and safe healthcare system based on ancient principles originating in China and other Far Eastern cultures, which go back over 3000 years.
The fundamental principle of acupuncture is that all the body’s functions are interdependent and connected by the flow of vital energy or “Qi”, around the body. The Qi is believed to flow in a system of meridians or pathways that network through the entire body and when the flow of Qi is diminished, disturbed or blocked, illness, discomfort and/or pain may result at a physical, mental or emotional level. Many factors such as:
can all disturb the delicate balance of our health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture is aimed at resolving the root cause of a condition as well as relieving the main symptoms, so it is the practitioner’s intention to regulate the Qi in order to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance, thus leading to a more permanent resolution of the problem. This is done by inserting ultra-fine, sterile and disposable needles into carefully selected acupuncture points on the body. These needles act like switches which affect the flow of Qi through the meridian or pathway system.
Once free from pain or disease, many people use acupuncture as an ongoing therapy to promote and maintain their health and wellbeing. Others choose to have acupuncture as a preventative measure or to simply enhance their feeling of wellbeing.
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