By: Creative Health Centre  16/06/2011
Keywords: acupuncture, Ancient Healing Traditions

Developed in ancient China, acupuncture has been providing relief to people for thousands of years. Although many people in the Western world have heard of acupuncture and have some idea of what a treatment consists of, it has only become widely available in the UK over the last 40 years.

Western science struggles to describe how acupuncture works but its the benefits are widely accepted by the medical community. Some NHS Hospitals offer clinics for pain relief following surgery, and many GPs can provide a level of acupuncture treatment that can aid a range of ailments. However, the style of acupuncture offered in these settings usually only provides short-term relief as they focus only on the symptoms that are immediately apparent.

The style of acupuncture available at Creative Health Centre takes a different approach. It is called Five Element Acupuncture and recognises that many physical and mental conditions can stem from an underlying imbalance in the energies that flow through us. If there is too much or too little, or if the flow is impeded it can result in anything from migraines or physical aches and pains to stress or even depression.

Even if you have no particular complaint, acupuncture is often a relaxing and energising experience and can help you achieve a greater sense of overall well-being.

Keywords: acupuncture, Ancient Healing Traditions

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