As with everything we do, acupuncture is an effective holistic therapy for overall wellbeing. Covering an extremely wide range of problems, our highly skilled and expert acupuncturist provides what has become a very popular treatment at Poole Bay Osteopaths.

The thinking behind the therapy

Dating back thousands of years, acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine and a hugely respected therapy in the western world. It’s based on the understanding that our body’s energy, or ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘chee’), moves through a network of channels that run beneath our skin. These channels can become blocked, which leads to illness or pain.

To get the body’s energy flowing freely again, these channels need to be ‘unblocked’ through the insertion of fine, sterile needles at various points on the meridians. This reestablishes balance and harmony within the mind and body, promotes healing and encourages sustainable overall health.

Achieving physical and emotional relief

Acupuncture is often used for pain relief, but because of its holistic nature, its scope for healing is actually very diverse:

The process

With experience in treating a wide range of illnesses and pain, our acupuncturist is incredibly skilled and highly knowledgeable. Here’s a rundown of what to expect when you visit us:

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