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Intro to Acupuncture

According to the Chinese concept of anatomy, there are 14 channels running over the body, each representing an organ.  Here the kidney channel and the acupuncture points on this channel are shown.

Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing.  It has been used extensively in China for more than 5000 years.  It is a treatment that can restore imbalance in the body's energy forces.  Our body is not only made up of skin, muscles, bones, veins, nerves, and organs.  It has energy flowing through all the time and without energy nothing in the body will work ......

Our energy flows along certain channels in the body.  There are 14 main energy channels.  These energy channels link with the organs and they are also linked to all the body's functions.  There are more than 1,000 acupuncture points in our body.  When the person gets sick or has an accident or sometimes for emotional reasons, blockages develop in the energy channel. By using traditional Chinese system of diagnoses I can find the source of the problem.  Then I insert needles at certain fixed points to break down blockages. Therefore, balancing both physical and emotional well-being. When the physical body is balanced, then it will automatically detox, speeding up the metabolism and balancing both the organs and body functions. Emotional balance improves ones quality of sleeping, awakening feeling very relaxed, much happier and a positive attitude towards everything.

 The idea of the insertion of the needles in acupuncture is totally different from taking an injection.  If one is treated by a qualified acupuncturist, the needles do not hurt.  It is as fine as a strand of hair. At certain points of the body you do not feel that needle at all.  Only some points are slightly sensitive but the sensation is short lived.  Most of my patients comment that having acupuncture needles was nothing like as bad as they imagined.  Almost all acupuncturists receive treatment themselves.  My youngest patient is only 5 years old.  The use of needles is absolutely safe.  The needles are made of stainless steel, and sterilised and sealed in packages by the manufacturers. Needles are used once and are disposed of thereafter.  No chemicals are used with the needles, and there are no side-effects.

 I use the traditional Chinese system of diagnoses.  In traditional Chinese Medicine various forms of diagnosis are used, the appearance of the patient's facial characteristics, the colour and texture of the tongue, listening to there voice, feeling the quality of the pulse and asking questions can determine the functioning of any particular organ or system in the body.

 For example, if you complained about a pain in the knee, the cause of the problem may not be in the knee itself.  It could be linked to the stomach, liver, gallbladder or kidneys.  Therefore by treating the energy channels of any one or more of these organs, I can cure the knee problem.

 A skilful acupuncturist can often detect and treat disorders in an individuals healthy functioning long before they develop into symptoms.

I do not use acupuncture only to treat patients.  I also use ancient Chinese healing art.(Cupping treatment), Chinese herbal medicine (if the case demands it) and energy healing to speed up the process.

 Energy healing entails the sprititual discipline of meditation, whereby the negative energy is drawn out and replaced with positive energy.  Please note that energy healing does not pertain to any particular religion or worship.  Not all acupuncturists use additional methods of healing as I do.

 These ancient Chinese art of healing have been used very successfully in treating all different types of illnesses.  Many people depend on pain killers, sleeping tablets, steroids and a host of harmful drugs.  All of these have severe side-effects and interfere with proper functioning of the organs of the body.  The worst effect is on the mind.  This method of healing ensures that the mind helps in the healing process.

 Here, I can help you not to use these drugs.  For example, when someone has had a surgical procedure, I use acupuncture, energy healing and Chinese medicine to relieve the pain and speed up the recovery of the patient, or if you have a painful body, painful joints, gout, arthritis, rheumatism, connective tissue disorder, oesteopherosis, etc.

 I have prevented some of my patients from unnecessary operations. For example, sinusitis, spinal problems, pinched nerves, spondylosis or slipped disc, hip problems, frozen shoulder, gangrene, etc.

 Some of the other illnesses that can be cured include the following:- migraine headaches, red and burning eyes, stiff and painful neck/shoulder/back/knee/legs, stress related disorders and symptoms (tension, depression, dizziness, anxiety, etc) insomnia, muscle related injuries, coughing, tight chest, swollen body, poor circulation, lack of energy, acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, Bell's Palsy.

 Acupuncture also works very successfully in other illnesses, which include the following:  Epilepsy, Angina, Chronic Heart Failure, Palpitations, night sweating, bronchitis, asthma, eating disorders, irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, stomach ache, kidney and bladder infection, weak bladder, kidney disorder, inability to urinate, high blood pressure, low blood pressure.

 This Chinese form of healing and treatment is particularly beneficial in the treatment of gynaecological problems (from the onset of menstruation to menopause).  I have had many successful results in the treatment of infertility. One can be successfully treated for hormonal imbalance and circulation disorder, pigmentation on the skin, slimming (especially on the stomach, hips and legs).  It is every woman's wish for a beautiful body and flawless skin which can be achieved by this particular treatment.

 Stroke , depending on the severity of individual cases, stroke patients have been relieved of pain and suffering and mobility has been restored with continual treatment. Some patients have given up the use of wheel chairs. People with partial paralysis have fully recovered with continued treatment and management therapy. Acute diseases can be cured very quickly by acupuncture, and all chronic diseases, need to be cured in a very special way.

 The period of treatment may also vary depending on the person's response to the treatment and the length of time a person has had the disease. Some people will respond more quickly than others, once cured it is recommended that a person returns for treatment about once a month to ensure that the person's health is maintained and in certain instances that the disease does not recur.  If you think that your own condition is not covered by any of the above categories, you can contact me.  I can be of some assistance to you.

 The cost of treatment by (acupuncture), the ancient Chinese art of healing is a fraction as compared to modern medical costs which may include hospitalisation and long term therapy.

 One thing is very important that prevention is better than cure, don't f orget your body needs to be maintained.  These methods of healing can adjust your organs, stimulate your blood circulation, and give you energy to keep your body in a very good condition and healthy.

 So if the high costs of medical treatment have not cured your problem, maybe it is time that you tried acupuncture.

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