What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin solid needles at discrete points and regions on the body to encourage qi and blood flow.

What Is The Modern Scientific Explanation?

  • Acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins.
  • Acupuncture influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain. Acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system.
  • Acupuncture stimulates circulation. Increasing oxygen and blood flow

By improving this biochemical balance Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Scientific studies have proven acupuncture to be effective in treating many disorders including fatigue, common cold and flu, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic pain, respiratory conditions, allergies, headaches and migraines, infertility, gynecological disorders, neurological conditions, anxiety and depression and much more.  


“I have helped many patients achieve better health through acupuncture, when other treatments have failed.”

Acupuncture is based on treating the number one cause of disease – impaired blood flow – which can lead to pain, disease and/or organ dysfunction.  

Acupuncture needles stimulate qi which causes an increase in blood flow. Depending on the area targeted, this will influence blood flow to specific organs and muscle groups to treat the cause of pain or dysfunction.

Acupuncture also influences the nervous system by activating nociceptor fibres, sensory nerves and proprioceptor fibres that travel from the skin to spine and into brain. This action causes the body to release its natural pain killers and moderates the pain signal to a particular area.

In short, Acupuncture is a physical medicine that improves the flow of oxygen in the body, enhances blood flow and improves the health of the organs and nervous system. 

If there is an obstruction in the blood flow to a particular area of the body, that area of the body will suffer pain or loss of function resulting in disease. 

There is only one way the body heals, and that is through blood flow. The blood contains all of the essential healing ingredients of the immune system.  The blood produces or transports – pain killers, anti-inflammatories, hormones and oxygen.

Acupuncture is often used alongside conventional medicine and is helpful in treating unresolved problems that have not responded to previous treatments. A proven safe and effective treatment. The British Medical Journal concluded in 2001 that the risk of serious adverse reactions to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000.