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
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.