What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the longest standing, most researched and most viable system of medicine alongside Western Medicine. Clinical trials continue to prove it’s effectiveness.
When Sadie created Umé Acupuncture, she aimed to bring a modern approach to acupuncture treatment. Although an ancient therapy, spanning over 2,500 years, disease has adopted different patterns over time. We are now seeing an increase in functional illnesses like Fybromyalgia, IBS and Chronic Fatigue.
These type of conditions, as well as back pain and unexplained fertility issues can sometimes remain hard to detect or diagnose through testing and examination. This is the beauty of Chinese Medicine; in treating the person instead of the condition, it carries a truly holistic approach.
Traditional Acupuncture is a safe, effective treatment that uses fine needles inserted into channels in the body (these are located under the skin and have both deep and superficial pathways). These channels have many acupuncture points in specific places, which are in fact reservoirs of life energy (that we call Qi). When our Qi is not circulating properly we can experience pain and disharmony. Acupuncture treatment can unblock Qi and restore balance between mind, body and spirit.
How can Acupuncture help?
The best thing about Acupuncture is that you can come to it at any point in your life, with any illness – and there will always be a way forward. Patients often report improvements in their condition as well as improved sleep, better digestion and a renewed sense of wellbeing.
If you would like to know if Acupuncture can help your condition or what the experience of other patients has been, please look at the British Acupuncture Council Research fact sheet.
Conditions people often seek Acupuncture for include:
Fertility — Male and Female
Women’s Health — PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause, heavy or painful periods
Pregnancy, pre-labour treatments, morning sickness
Menopause and irregular, heavy or painful menstrual cycles
Anxiety, Depression and Stress
Immune related disorders
Musculoskeletal — sciatica, back ache, neck pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, knee injuries, repetitive strain injury