When looking for Acupuncture in Harrogate it is useful to know the history and benefits of Acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been used for thousand of years to treat a whole range of diseases. It is fully integrated within the Chinese and Japanese mainstream western healthcare system.
Acupuncture in Harrogate
Acupuncture is used regularly by millions of people worldwide and has over the last 30 years been adopted throughout the western world. You can read more about acupuncture here. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. There is a diverse range of acupuncture theories based on different philosophies, and techniques vary depending on the country. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. Acupuncture is generally used in combination with other forms of treatment.
From a western medicine perspective, acupuncture works by sending electrical impulses along tiny pathways/channels that are embedded into our Fascia. (This Fascia surrounds every organ, muscle, bones, tendons, including our heart and brain). This electrical impulse or is known as Qi in Chinese Medicine is our life force that circulates throughout the human body.
When this Qi or life force becomes blocked then a variety of symptoms develop and disease occurs. The insert of tiny acupuncture needles helps to unblock the circulation of Qi/life force. Acupuncture increases blood flow and reduces inflammation in the body. It is often this inflammation that leads to chronic diseases.
The principle aim of Acupuncture is to maintain a healthy balance within the body & mind. Many thousands of individuals have benefited from the increase sense of relaxation & well-being that acupuncture offers.
Acupuncture successfully helps conditions such as lower back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee, migraine, fertility issues and many other health complaints.
Patti Hemmings practices acupuncture in Harrogate and can be contacted here