Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine that is based on the philosophy that our health and wellbeing is dependent on the flow of our body’s Qi or vital energy. When this flow of Qi is unbalanced or blocked, pain and illness can follow.
Very fine needles are inserted at precisely located points along interconnected pathways, called meridians, which map the whole body. These points connect with the body’s energy to promote a natural healing reaction and return to balance.
Acupuncture can be an extremely effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, both chronic and acute, as well as helping to maintain optimum health.
At Highgate Acupuncture, we combine Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine styles of acupuncture, enabling us to treat the whole person on a physical and on an emotional level. The aim is to diagnose and treat the root cause of the illness, not just the presenting symptoms. Each treatment is unique to your needs and lifestyle.
People often find that, as the condition being treated improves, other health problems are also resolved and they feel increased energy levels and a sense of wellbeing.