Acupuncture is one of the oldest known forms of medicine still in use today. The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance to the body’s “qi”, or energy flow. The exact cause behind the disruption of the body’s qi will vary from person to person, situation to situation. But these disruptions are believed responsible for a variety of health problems. Today, acupuncture is employed as either a primary or complementary therapy, depending on the condition. For instance, some people seek acupuncture treatment to help alleviate the pain of arthritis. While others use it to reduce the severity of side effects generated by cancer therapies.
Acupuncture entails the insertion of thin needles into the skin at strategically chosen points. Traditional belief is that targeting the right points will redirect and restore the proper flow of the body's qi. Many practitioners of Western medicine believe these acupuncture points to be places where important nerve centres are present, and that stimulating them releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Regardless of which view you take the risks associated with acupuncture are typically low and side effects mild to non-existent in most people.
We understand that it is not always easy to find a qualified acupuncturist in Essex. To help facilitate your search we have developed the ANP Practitioner Directory you see below. In it, you will find listed all the certified professional acupuncturists in your vicinity as well as contact information so you can arrange an appointment.
Address: Leyton, London, UK
Practitioner: Acupuncturist, Naturopath
Specialism: Digestive, Women's Health, Cardiovascular, Immunity, Family Health, Skin Conditions, General Health and Wellbeing, Chronic Conditions
Appointments: In Person
Email: [email protected]