How Acupuncture works.......

Acupuncture works by helping to maintain the body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of the body's Qi (vital energy). For a number of lifestyle, emotional and environmental reasons Qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in symptoms of pain, illness or dis-ease. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.


Treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of well being. Acupuncture is holistic in nature, which means it treats the whole person rather than isolated symptoms and because of this you may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main complaint improves.


Acupuncture Styles

There are two main branches of acupuncture; Five Elements, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Five Element Acupuncture treats at a deep constitutional level, taking into account all that makes a person who they are; their personal qualities, preferences and aversions as well as their symptoms and issues. This approach is excellent for helping resolve problems in the mental/emotional realm and strengthening the person at their very core. It enhances wellbeing, and works preventatively.


TCM is related more closely to overt symptoms of illness. It is a more direct and specialised approach to a particular problem. When integrated, the two approaches are complementary to one another, tending towards more chronic, and more acute disorders respectively.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a free, no obligation consultation.

Mobile: 07709 938223.  E mail:

Contact: 07709 938223

E mail:

 2020 The-Health-Works



Why membership of the British Acupuncture Council is so important

Unfortunately there is currently no statutory regulation for complementary and alternative medicine (with the exception of osteopathy and chiropractic). It is therefore essential to ensure that the acupuncturist you choose is suitably qualified and working to a high standard of competence and hygiene.

With over 3000 members the British Acupuncture Council is the UK's largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture and maintains extremely high standards of education, discipline, ethics and practice. Its aim is to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times.

When you choose a BAcC member you can be sure of:

  • a minimum of three years training to degree level including anatomy and physiology and other appropriate elements of western medicine.

  • adherence to the Council's Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct.

  • compliance with current health and safety legislation.

  • full medical malpractice and public/products liabiltity insurance cover.

  • up-to-date practice skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development.

The Professional Standards Authority created the Accredited Voluntary Register in order that members of the public can choose the services of practitioners who are on a register that has been independently assessed and approved.


  • b-facebook