A positive model of healing, acupuncture sees pain and illness as a sign that the body is not functioning as effectively as it should.
What makes this particular healing model stand out, is that it sees the physical, mental and emotional aspects of a person as interdependent and a typical treatment will take the whole person into consideration.
Imagine the London underground with its intertwining network of railway lines, on a good day, all will be working well, the trains will be travelling along their designated railway line, they will be on time and people will arrive at their destination as they had planned. If an engine breaks down, it causes a blockage and disturbs the timetable, the flow of traffic is not so smooth, other trains cannot get through and stations start to become congested, causing disharmony.
These intertwining network of railway lines exists within the human body, except we call them meridians or channels, where energy and other vital substances flow.
When a person’s free flow of vital energy becomes obstructed i.e. due to physical and emotional stress, nutrition or injury, disharmony occurs and presents as pain or illness.
In order to alleviate signs and symptoms of a condition, whether it be for fertility, pain or emotional disorders, ultra- fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points (stations). This will elicit an effect and re-establish the free flow of energy and vital substances in order to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.
The choice of acupuncture points selected are chosen especially with you in mind.