The precise origins of acupuncture remain shrouded in mystery but the practice as we would recognise it today was already well-established and codified by the 13th century. It was first introduced into Britain more than 200 years ago. Acupuncture is intended to restore balance to a person’s energy flow or “qi”. Disruptions to the qi are believed responsible for an array of health problems of varying degrees of severity. These days acupuncture is often utilised in the West as a complementary therapy, although it may also be employed as a first line of defence against certain conditions like arthritis.
The qi travels along certain well understood pathways in the body. The job of the acupuncturist is to identify where a disruption is originating and to insert extremely fine needles into strategic points along these pathways to restore the proper flow of energy. Western medicine has generally been at a loss to explain how acupuncture works, although some in the mainstream medical community believe the inserted needles activate specific nerves that release endorphins. While its effectiveness is a major selling point, acupuncture has also gained in popularity because it is virtually side effect free.
Because it is still considered an “alternative” therapy it is not always easy to locate a qualified acupuncturist near you in North London. Because of this, we have developed the ANP Practitioner Directory you see below. Use it to obtain a list of certified acupuncturists in your vicinity.
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]