10 facts that you should know about Acupuncture
1 – Acupuncture has been practised for over 5000 years and is one of the oldest forms of medicine.
2 – Acupuncture is a holistic therapy in which the whole person is looked at, not just the illness or condition.
3 – It takes at least three and a half years to qualify as a traditional acupuncturist.
4 – Acupuncture is one the most commonly used Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies in Europe.
5 – Acupuncture is not just for treating pain; it can help with many conditions, acute and chronic.
6 – Studies have shown that acupuncture points have significantly more electrical conductivity than areas of skin without acupuncture points.
7 – Acupuncture needles are as thin as a hair and are not hollow.
8 – Acupuncture needles are pre-packaged, sterilised and single use.
9 – Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK.
10 – Acupuncture has virtually no unpleasant side-effects.
If you want to know more about how acupuncture can help you, I offer free 20 minutes consultation in my practice or over the phone. You can call me on 07778570891. Please leave a message if I cannot answer straight away and I will call you back within 24 hours.
The British Acupuncture Council is a great source of information. Visit the website at www.acupuncture.org.uk