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acupunture with moxa


Acupuncture is based on an understanding of the Chinese concept of 'Qi' and how it flows through the body. Qi may be loosely translated as 'energy' but may also include blood, fluids, happiness, sadness, warmth, cold, indeed anything that should flow in the body. When the flow becomes blocked or insufficient then illness may result.

Some patients are concerned that acupuncture will be painful. Needles used for injections and blood tests are quite thick and are hollow; in contrast to this acupuncture needles are very fine and are solid. When an acupuncture needle is correctly inserted there is often a tingling or dull sensation commonly followed by a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

Needles may be inserted for only a few seconds, or they may be left in place for 20 minutes or longer. As well as helping the main condition many patients find that there are "side effects" of improved energy, better sleep and an overall sense of well-being. Cupping therapy and moxibustion (using smouldering herbs to warm the body) may also be used as part of acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture is very safe when carried out by a properly trained practitioner. The needles used are single use, sterile and disposable. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council, abiding by their Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct.

Evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture: Evidence Based Acupuncture.


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Thornhill Chinese Medicine Clinic for: Acupuncture - Chinese Herbs - Fertility - Tai Chi Classes - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Serving the Thornhill, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Horbury, Batley, Heckmondwike, Huddersfield, Halifax, Brighouse, Barnsley, Leeds, Bradford and associated areas.