Welcome to our clinic, a very different kind of Acupuncturist, based in Northwich. Practicing alternative medicine, we’re often asked ‘what is it?’ and ‘how can it help me?’ so this site hopes to be able to answer these questions, and many others, you may have about services available in our clinic.
It is the ancient Eastern art of providing therapy to individuals who have ailments. The principle is that if you are suffering from pain, it is because the body’s Qi (Chi) has been disturbed, and the process involves the insertion of very fine needles into the ‘channels’ which Eastern medicine practitioners believe flow around your body, helping your Qi to flow and to re-establish a balance between the body’s Yin and Yang.
Acupuncture and more in Northwich
We have realised that there is a great demand for alternative medicine in the North West and so we provide a comprehensive acupuncture service in Northwich, as well as other therapies available in our clinic, such as facial rejuvenation.
We call ourselves a new type of Acupuncturist. We use traditional Chinese methods with a modern twist. Practitioners in our clinic don’t claim to be better than Western medicine, but instead prefer to work alongside traditional methods. If you want to find out more about our Northwich clinic then please feel free to call us on 0800 051 76 88
What is Acupuncture?
Estimates vary but records show that this type of alternative medicine has been practised continuously for over 3,000 years and is regarded as one of the most ancient practised forms known to man.
It works on the principle that any pain or illness that affects your body is because your ‘Qi’ (pronounced chee) or ‘energy’ has been disturbed. In Chinese medicine your Qi can be disturbed by seven basic emotions which are joy, grief, sadness, fear, anger, fright and worry. Such a therapy therefore is aimed at re-balancing the Qi and removing the imbalance in these emotions.
The word itself has Latin roots. The Latin acus means a needle; ‘Acupuncture,’ ‘to puncture with a needle.‘ It involves the insertion of very fine needles, usually no thicker than a human hair, into the body to stimulate acu-points along the channels, or, as they are sometimes known, the meridians. These channels, or meridians, are the Lung Channel, Large Intestine Channel, Stomach Channel, Spleen Channel, Heart Channel, Small Intestine Channel, Bladder Channel, Kidney Channel, Pericardium Channel, Sanjiao Channel, Gallbladder Channel, Liver Channel, Du Channel and the Ren Channel.
Acupuncture available at our clinic aims to remove blockages in the flow of Qi by diffusing lactic acid and carbon monoxide that accumulate in muscle tissue and can cause stiffness. It can also create abnormal pressure on nerves, lymph nodes and the blood vessels which often manifest in adversely affecting the function of the skeletal system and internal organs.
Why use Acupuncture?
People use it for a great many reasons although quite often the first experience of such a therapy for most people begins after other methods fail to shift the problem.
Sufferers are often desperate to get some kind of relief, particularly from pain. Quite often though, once people have experienced their first few sessions of Acupuncture it becomes something which they can use as part of their lifestyle rather than just for relief when pain strikes.
At the Northwich acupuncture clinic, we categorise it into four key areas:
- Sickness, including nausea, vomiting and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Pain relief, particularly back pain, dental pain and muscular pain including sports injuries.
- Addiction, detoxification, fertility and revitalisation including facial rejuvenation.
- Balanced living including stress problems, insomnia, depression and weight control.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of traditional Chinese method but with a modern approach then please contact us on 0800 051 76 88.
Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that it is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.