Acupuncture has been used constantly over 2000 years. As expected over this time it has developed into many different types and is used all over the world in many settings including hospitals, hospices and clinics and is suitable for all ages from babies to old age.
A common definition of acupuncture is the insertion of needles under the skin at pre-determined points to assist with mental or physical conditions.
However practically there is a lot more to it. Acupuncture uses needles but often incorporates different techniques including Moxibustion, Cupping and Gua Sha. Acupuncturists can also use acupressure, probes, electro-acupuncture, laser and magnets to activate points. Diet and Qi Gong (type of gentle exercise) advice may also be incorporated into treatments.
Did you know – There are at least 12 different types of Acupuncture