Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as Qi – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang – and when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma.
The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotinal and spiritual aspects of the individual.
Because each person is considered unique, the number of treatments required will depend on the individual circumstances. Usually people respond within 5 treatments and you are recommended to visit the acupuncturist once or twice a week to begin with.
About the therapist:
Anh Phan is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Anh has been a competent, experienced practioner of Oriental Medicine for over twenty years.During Anh’s medical training in Vietnam, she studied orthodox medicine and traditional oriental medicine. And after obtaining her medical degree, she has used both kinds of medicine in her practice.Since arriving in the UK, Anh continues to work as a practitioner of oriental medicine.
Cost and duration:
Acupuncture/ With Laser: £38/ £50 45 Minutes
If you would like to book an appointment please call us on 0208 508 7514.