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What is Acupuncture?

Many people feel deeply relaxed during their treatment. Some patients describe a dull ache or a tingling sensation as I adjust the needles to direct the qi, but more often than not they feel nothing at all. All of these sensations are perfectly normal it is just an indication that I have connected to the bodies energy.


Energy, or Qi, flows through the body via a network of pathways called meridians. These meridians generally run longitudinally throughout the body and connect to the internal organs. The Chinese have compared the flow of Qi through the body to a water system irrigating the land.


I use fine sterile single use needles on specific points on the body to access  the Qi.  When the energy in the body is no longer flowing or moving smoothly, illness can occur. The flow of Qi can be disrupted in many ways such as emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet or over work. By examining the underlying causes and how it effects the body the most appropriate treatment is selected to restore the balance and smooth flow of energy, thus promoting good health.

Sue knew exactly what she was doing and went out of her way to make sure I felt relaxed and comfortable. I really enjoyed the session and feel that my body is more balanced.”

Steve Stidolph

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