Good health is not just the absence of pain or disease. Traditional acupuncture works to maintain the body's equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of wellbeing mind/body/spirit.
In China and other far eastern cultures acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health and it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine.
Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of your body's vital energy: 'qi' (pronounced 'chee). For all number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in symptoms of pain, illness or disease.
Treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition as well as your main symptoms thus helping with resolving your condition and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.