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Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back several thousand years. It embodies a very positive model of good health and function and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. What makes this therapy so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental health are seen as interdependent. It follows a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, considering each patient as an individual.

The underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By using ultra-fine, single-use sterile needles at specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.