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Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain. Acupuncture is a safe way of treating muscle and joint pains as well as headaches and migraines.

Acupuncture is believed to have been developed in China over 3000 years ago (acus meaning needle and punctura meaning puncture), though other communities throughout the world are believed to have been using piercing techniques up to 7000 years ago.

Acupuncture seems to work through the stimulation of specific points around the body; traditional acupuncture describes channels around the body which are named after the organs that they seem to affect e.g. liver (Li), lung (Lu), stomach (St). The traditional acupuncturists see illness as an imbalance of energies around these meridians and regain balance through the insertion of needles in very specific points.

Western Approach
Western approach acupuncturists believe that stimulating acupuncture points excites parts of the nervous system and brain to block pain or to encourage the formation and release of the body’s own pain blocking chemicals.

Jason trained with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and adopts a western medical approach. This uses acupuncture following an orthodox clinical diagnosis where points on the body are chosen based on neurophysiological principles.

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