Acupuncture Harrogate with Patti Helmmings Acupuncturist
Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and Japan for over 3000 years.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine sterile (single use) needles into the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians). Neuroscientists equate meridians to the body’s electromagnetic field.
Acupuncture helps the body release endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers), relaxing muscle spasms, re-balancing hormones, reduces inflammation and stimulates the body’s healing response.
Acupuncture is recognised by the World Health Organisation in treating a wide range of health conditions, relieving pain and promoting good health. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) also recommends Acupuncture as an effective treatment for lower back, osteoarthritis of the knee, to enhance fertility and for the relief of migraines.
Acupuncture is used in many NHS general health practices as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK.