Acupuncture is acknowledged by the World Health Organisation for treatment of numerous medical conditions. The British Medical Association recognises that acupuncture is safe and effective for many conditions.
A survey has shown that acupuncture is number ONE alternative therapy in Britain. (THE TIMES, June 26 2000)
Acupuncture is a method of restoring energy (Qi) balance to promote healing and functioning through inserting needles at precise points just beneath the body surface according to symptoms. Meridians, channels of energy, run like energy currents throughout the body. When blockage in one part of a channel occurs, it impedes the flow of energy in others, which results in pain and illness. Acupuncture removes the blockage and revives the usual flow, restoring the balance of Qi and helping the body's internal organs with imbalances. As a result, the pain is relieved or reduced and the health is improved.
It has been proved over more than 3000 years that acupuncture can impact positively on health and well being, the treatment of various medical conditions and prevention of illness.
Acupuncture can also be used to prevent illness and disharmony from developing in the first place. An over-worked brain can damage the spleen and lead to Qi deficiency. Since acupuncture can be used to keep the spleen tonified, it is therefore useful in situations requiring intense mental activity.
Acupuncture is classified in Group I of complementary and alternative medicine in The House of Lords Report (21 November 2000), which means it has some scientific evidence of effectiveness.