Developed in China over 1000 years ago, acupuncture is a complete healthcare system that aims to access the body’s energy (Qi) via specific points on channels mapped on the body.
A full history of your health, sleep, diet and other aspects is taken. Your pulses, tongue and tissue state will be looked at too. Fine steel needles are inserted into specific points tailored to the patient, in order to stimulate energy movement to or from areas of the body in order to achieve a balanced energy state.
The acupuncturist may use glass cups placed on to the skin, and a moxa herb may be burned on the needles if required to further stimulate the Qi.
Dietary advice may be given if necessary.
Lucy is registered with the British Acupuncture Council.