Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific acupuncture points to harmonise an imbalance within the body. Imbalances can be caused by external or internal factors such as over work, illness or an inappropriate lifestyle or environment.
The Acupuncture Experience
It is often believed, by people who have never experienced Acupuncture, that it will feel similar to an injection or blood test; however the experience is quite different. The sterile, disposable needles, which are used by professional practitioners, are quite fine and often give a tingling, dull or moving sensation as the treatment begins to take effect.
After treatment each individual will feel differently depending on the desired effect and their own constitution. Generally a sense of well-being and calmness will be felt.
It is recommended that you receive Acupuncture from a fully qualified practitioner who has completed a thorough training of at least three years in traditional acupuncture and bio medical sciences appropriate to the practice of Acupuncture. Members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) carry the letters MBAcC after their name and follow common standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. Members are covered by Medical Malpractice and Public/ Products Liability insurance.
To ensure your local Acupuncturist meet these standards contact The British Acupuncture Council.
Evolution of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has evolved over thousands of years and has become an essential empirical science. In other words, it is founded on a body of knowledge that has been developed from the ongoing systematic observation of the effect of needing specific points and areas of the body.