Welcome to Acupuncture That Works, with clinics in Northwich, Ashton-under-Lyne, Chester and Salford; a very different kind of Acupuncturist. We’re often asked ‘what is acupuncture?’ and ‘how can it help me?’ so this site hopes to be able to answer these questions and many others you may have about Acupuncture.
Acupuncture 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 believe flow around your body, helping your Qi to flow and to re-establish a balance between the body’s Yin and Yang.
Acupuncture in Cheshire, Salford and Manchester
We have realised that there is a great demand for Acupuncture in the North West and we provide a comprehensive acupuncture service for all areas in Cheshire, Salford and Manchester. We hold regular clinics in all locations so if you can’t come to our clinic in Northwich then please call us to find out our regular days in Chester, Salford or Ashton-under-Lyne. Naturally we prefer to treat in our clinic however if you are based anywhere in Cheshire and are having difficulty getting out and about, yet would like to experience the benefits of Acupuncture then please call us and we can discuss other options.
Acupuncture That Works in Northwich, Salford, Chester and Ashton-under-Lyne
Acupuncture That Works is a new type of Acupuncturist, where we use traditional Chinese methods with a modern twist. We 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 Acupuncture That Works in Northwich, Salford, Chester or Ashton-under-Lyne then please feel free to call us on 0800 051 76 88
What is Acupuncture?
Estimates vary but records show that Acupuncture has been practiced continuously for over 3000 years and is regarded as one of the most ancient practiced forms known to man.
Acupuncture 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. Acupuncture therefore is aimed at rebalancing the ‘qi’ and removing the imbalance in these emotions.
The word Acupuncture has latin roots. The latin ‘acus’ means a needle ‘acupuncture’ ‘to puncture with a needle‘. Acupuncture 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, Gallbaldder Channel, Liver Channel, Du Channel and the Ren Channel.
Acupuncture 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 Acupuncture for a great many reasons although quite often the first experience of acupuncture for most people begins after other methods fail to shift the problem. People 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 Acupuncture That Works we categorise our Acupuncture into four key areas:
- To relieve the symptoms of sickness including nausea, vomiting and irritable bowel syndrome.
- As an aid for pain relief, particularly back pain, dental pain and muscular pain including sports injuries
- To help with addiction, detoxification, fertility and revitalisation including facial acupuncture
- As an aid towards balanced living including stress problems, insomnia and weight control.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of traditional chinese acupuncture 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. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.