What is acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. .

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our health is dependent on the bodys energy known as Qi(chi) Qi needs to move in a smooth and balanced way for us to be happy in mind and physically healthy. I liken acupuncture to giving the body a trigger to re-align itself: to make the best of our bodies own pharmacy: to clear blockages which cause physical pain or emotions that have become stuck. When Qi becomes stuck or unbalanced, illness can result.

On Wednesday 1 March between 12-2pm, I am starting a drop in auricular (ear) clinic with my colleague Silene Bricet.

Price 5.00 per session. Therapy room one2one at the Bonnington Centre, Vauxhall, London, SW8

Auricular /ear acupuncture is both an ancient and modern practice . Its roots can be traced back to 500 B.C . China where it is described in the book yellow emperors Classic of Internal Medicine and found to be practiced in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Today it has been researched and updated and used extensively by modern institutions such as hospitals, medical outreach centers, and the military, particularly American Army who are strong advocates.

The NADA method uses extensively 5 acupuncture points on the outer ear and provides benefit and relief among st the following. Smoking cessation, Stress management, Depression, anxiety, reduced cravings, increased calmness, better sleep, less agitation, relief from stress and emotional trauma, weight loss and addiction relief.