Acupuncture is a health science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

Acupuncture has a clearly recorded history of about 2,000 years, but some authorities claim that it has been practiced in China for some 4,000 years. The Chinese believe that the practice of acupuncture began during the Stone Age when stones knives or sharp edged tools, described by the character 'Bian', were used to puncture and drain abscesses. In fact the Chinese character 'Bian' means the 'use of a sharp edged stone to treat disease', and the modern Chinese character 'Bi', representing a disease of pain, is almost certainly derived from the use of 'bian stones' for the treatment of pain.

The origin of Chinese medicine is a fascinating story and acupuncture represents only one facet of their medical system..

Conditions treated and recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization:

Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold
Bronchial asthma
Tennis elbow

Low back pain
Rheumatoid arthritis
Spasm of the esophagus
Acute and chronic gastritis
Acute and chronic colitis
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial paralysis
Peripheral neuropathy