Acupuncture Brighton

Originating from China, acupuncture has been practised for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into the patient’s skin.  The needles are inserted at very specific points, along meridians where vital Qi energy flows, at various depths.

How it works

Traditional Chinese medical practice is based on the harmonious balance of the life force, qi or chi. There are 350 acupuncture points in the body which intersect the meridians (pathways) through which qi flows. Acupuncture theory says that imbalances of the flow of qi contributes to illness and the insertion of needles in the appropriate points helps restore the balance of energy.

In Western societies and internationally, acupuncture points are seen as places where muscles, nerves and connective tissue can be stimulated. Such stimulation increases blood flow and triggers the body’s natural painkillers which are ten times stronger than morphine.

The World Health Organisation lists the following conditions as being helped by acupuncture.

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff Neck
  • Bells’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles

Gynaecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Haemorrhoids

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anaemia

Immune Disorders

  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis

Addiction

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Weight Control