Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, but has been thoroughly researched in recent years to become a scientifically proven therapy for use in mainstream medicine. It works by stimulating energy pathways (meridians) to regulate the flow of energy through the body restoring equilibrium, targeting any blockages. This practice is used to treat pain and optimise healing by increasing blood flow to the injured area.
Blockages of the meridian pathways can be due to inactivity, over-activity, poor diet, emotional strains, or trauma. During an acupuncture course, specific points will be selected to put the needles into, and these points will be selected based on the site of the symptoms and their duration.