"...Live in a good place
Keep your mind deep
Treat others well
Stand by your word
Make fair rules
Do the right thing
Work when it's time..."
Lao Tzu

 

What is Chinese Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional medicine that has been practised in China and the far east for thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined to give a detailed understanding of the body's energetic balance. Without the benefit of modern scientific equipment, the first acupuncturists discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science, such as the impact of emotional stress on the body.  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture aims to restore and rebalance the body and mind.  Very thin, hair-like needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points along pathways known as ‘ meridians’ or channels.  It is believed that these pathways allow vital energy (or Qi) to flow throughout the body and that disruption of this natural flow may lead to illness. Disruption of Qi flow may be caused by poor diet, lack of exercise, emotional disturbances, overwork and excessive types of lifestyle. Acupuncture aims to restore this natural flow of energy in a holistic and person specific approach.

Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body's homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.  

Is it safe?

The answer is - yes, very safe.  Single-use, sterile needles are used in each treatment , they are opened in front of you and are disposed of in line with medical standard sharps disposal methods.  

About Alison Dalziel

Alison has been working as a therapist since 1994 with Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy and has specialised in Sports & Remedial Massage for the last twelve years, working alongside Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and doctors in Asia, Spain and the UK.  She is one of the lead tutors at the London School of Sports Massage (www.lssm.com.), where she has been teaching since 2011.

 

Alison was awarded a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Chinese Acupuncture with Greenwich University, having studied a three year full time degree at the renowned International College of Oriental Medicine - (www.orientalmed.ac.uk).  She is also proud to be part of the teaching faculty at this prestigious college.

 

Alison incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element and Classical Stems and Branches approaches in her acupuncture treatments.    She is a member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage (www.theisrm.com) and of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).(www.acupuncture.org.uk).  

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