Acupuncture in Torbay
Acupuncture as part of Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years and is a complete system of medical knowledge that has been developed and used successfully during this period.
I have been practising acupuncture in Torbay area since 2008 and am constantly researching and updating my skills in order to provide the best acupuncture treatments to those in the Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and surrounding areas.
Patients come for acupuncture for many different conditions and I am very humbled by this medicine and feel greateful to have the opportunity to help patients with their health goals by providing one to one private treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Why Should We Consider Acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture works to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of well-being: physical, mental, emotional.
Good health is not just the absence of pain, or disease. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependant on the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. This energy is known as Chi.
The flow of Chi can be disturbed by any number of factors including emotional states such as anxiety, anger, or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections, and trauma. When the Chi is unbalanced, illness may result.
In a treatment fine needles are inserted at chosen points along the channels of energy to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance. This treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your symptoms leading to a more permanent resolution of your problems.
Why Choose The Integrated Style of Acupuncture?
In order for a person to reach deeper levels of wellbeing and healing it is more effective for the practitioner to understand both the symptoms of the illness and the person who is suffering the symptoms for the treatment to be most effective. This is the beauty of the integrated style and combining the understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture.
TCM is based on the theories of Yin and Yang and the Eight Principles as is currently taught and practiced in China. This style is more focused on the symptoms of the illness and is very effective in treating a wide range of conditions both physical and psychological such as musculo-skeletal problems, headaches, digestive problems, gynaecological problems and colds and flu and many other conditions.
Five Element Constitutional acupuncture focuses on the person who is suffering rather than just their symptoms and is based on the theory of the five elements which consists of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. These are the fundamental qualities of the natural world which are all working together in a dynamic harmony and an understanding of these qualities and how they interrelate with one another also gives us an insight into human behaviour, our temperament, likings and most importantly out motivational tendencies through life.
Early life experiences or genetic factors can leave us with an imbalance in one of the five elements which affects us on a deep constitutional level and can affect our health and wellbeing. Five Element acupuncture is very useful in treating emotional and even spiritual aspects of the person that can often be the causes of disease and illness and prevents us from experiencing out true potential.