An osteopath can help improve performance as well as treat typical injuries that are suffered during sport. By using our knowledge and skills restore ease of movement and enhance performance.
Traditional Acupuncture is a popular alternative healthcare system which is built on ancient principles. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy which means that it treats the person as a whole, rather than treating symptoms alone.
The practitioner considers not only the physical state of their patient but also their emotional and mental states. The main principle is that everyone’s well-being depends on the quality and amount of energy or Qi (pronounced chee) which runs through our body via energy channels. This Qi represents our basic constitution.
Our lifestyle including eating habits, physical exercise, balance of emotions and working life all contribute to how our Qi flows and any extreme can cause an imbalance. Over a period of time these imbalances of energy can manifest as conditions and illnesses. The practitioner ascertains where the imbalances are and corrects the flow of Qi by inserting fine needles into specific points to treat the person and alleviate any symptoms.
Acupuncture Helps Many Conditions
Acupuncture may help to treat many conditions that Western medicine is only able to manage through the use of medication. This system of healing offers a real and effective means of helping people to achieve good health and tackle persistent physical, mental and emotional problems.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and complaints including:
- Back, neck and joint problems
- Headache & migraine
- Menstrual problems
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Arthritis/Muscular injuries
- Asthma/lung problems
- Pain management
- Compromised immune systems
We are also able to treat babies and children using acupuncture and acupressure to tackle a range of conditions. And we don’t need to use needles to do this as we can simply apply a light pressure to the acupuncture points.