Acupuncture is used by Doctors, physiotherapists, mid wives and other health professionals . Points are chosen to treat symptoms, and acupuncturists work alongside them to re-balance the body and mind, to stop the symptoms recurring. This might take acupuncture treatment alone for an acute condition, sometimes lifestyle changes are needed too and sometimes we focus on the management of a chronic condition, where support is needed. Sometimes Western Medicine is more appropriate, for example, a break in a bone might need re-setting and a plaster cast.
The two medicines are complementary, not alternative and I recognise that, working together, we can help you achieve good health.