THE popularity of acupuncture is continuing to grow worldwide as people look for more natural and holistic ways to improve their health.
Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions such as chronic lower back pain and headaches.
New research is continuing to confirm the positive therapeutic effects for many other conditions. Acupuncture is being increasingly chosen for the treatment of digestive disorders, gynaecological issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, infertility, stress and anxiety.
Acupuncture has been shown to directly affect the physiology of the body. By increasing circulation and regulating the nervous system acupuncture can improve the body’s own natural healing response. It aims to treat the root cause of the problem and address it within the context of the whole body, restoring the body to a state of internal balance.
More than ever, people are feeling out of sync with their body and their environment, stressed, overworked and run down. The majority of patients report feeling extremely relaxed during and after treatments and leave feeling energised, rejuvenated and de-stressed.
Nick Lowe holds a master’s in Chinese medicine and practises acupuncture and massage at Yoga Central Plus in Henley.