Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in the East for thousands of years. The Chinese view health as dependent on energy or Qi flowing in a balanced and orderly way through a system of channels or meridians beneath the skin.
Qi consists of two opposite but interdependent qualities, Yin and Yang, and is governed by the laws of the five elements.
The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors such as anger, grief or fear, stress, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors and infections.
By inserting fine needles at special points along the meridians an acupuncturist can shift the Qi and stimulate the Body’s own healing response.
Acupuncture aims to offer relief from symptoms by treating the whole person. It works towards restoring equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.
Who has Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has proved effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health issues and complaints, such as:
It can also prepare the body and its immune system for the changes of season or to increase vitality and well-being where no specific illness is diagnosed. It is also useful throughout the process of pregnancy and childbirth.
What will happen on my first visit?
A detailed assessment of your general state of health, current symptoms and past medical history will be carried out. To discover how the energies are flowing in your body the pulses will be taken on both wrists and observations made of your tongue.
Once enough information has been gathered Katheryne can select the most appropriate treatment for your specific complaint to improve.
Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to those used for injections and blood tests as they are much thinner and solid rather than hollow. The tip is polished round so that it pushes tissue aside instead of cutting through them, thus causing less damage and pain.
When the needle is inserted into the flow of Qi the sensation is often described as tingling or a dull ache. People often report feeling deeply relaxed or somewhat elated following a treatment.