Acupuncture involves subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. It seeks to focus on the individual as a whole, rather than isolated symptoms. All symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Some forms of diagnosis include pulse taking, tongue examination and compiling a detailed health history.
Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments. The underlying principle is that illness and pain occur when the body’s energy (Qi) cannot flow freely, causing stagnation or “dis-ease”.
Acupuncture can restore the body’s natural balance.