Acupuncture forms one of the therapeutic branches of an ancient integrated system of medicine known as Chinese medicine. Originating in China, and having 2,000 years of undisturbed continuity, it has evolved since then to become the systematic, modern form called traditional Chinese medicine. TCM acupuncture is considered a safe and effective treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. TCM acupuncture can effectively work alone or as a compliment to Western medicine. Additionally, it can counteract side effects of medication and be used as a preventative measure to benefit and maintain health as it has been proven to strengthen the underlying constitution.
Western medical studies have shown that Acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce endorphins and serotonin, which relieve pain and stress and have a positive effect on one’s emotional state. Today, acupuncture is becoming more recognised for its effectiveness and versatility and a greater number of people around the world are discovering what it can do for them. There also continues to be a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating this. Currently, the main governing body in the UK is the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which ensures a code of ethics, standards of practice and the continuing professional development of all its members.
“I tried acupuncture treatment because I was suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. Martine was very kind, made me feel comfortable and clearly explained the treatment. After a course of treatments I felt much better. I would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking of trying acupuncture for the first time.”
Odair, Head Chef - London