Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It sees pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance - the aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore the body's equilibrium.
The underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's ‘qi’, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this – emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, and infection or injury are among the most common.
People choose acupuncture for a wide variety of specific symptoms and conditions, or simply because they may feel low on energy or generally unwell (physically and/or emotionally). Others may choose acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution.
After a treatment, patients will often say they feel revitalised, more positive, or more relaxed.
Traditional acupuncture has been researched, refined and developed for centuries, and is now widely used and accepted all over the world.
After being introduced to Traditional Acupuncture in Cheltenham 2002, Ric became fascinated with its theory and tradition - with the simplicity of the Yin/Yang and Five Element concepts, and with the thousand-year history of an effective drug-free medicine. In 2010 Ric completed a three year degree in Traditional Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick, qualifying with First Class Honours. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)