What is acupuncture?


Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. According to Chinese medicine animals have more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways (meridians). These pathways create an energy flow (Qi) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.

Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions.



  • Musculoskeletal: Pain (muscular, joints, etc.), muscular weakness, arthritis 
  • Neurological: Headaches, postoperative pain, stroke, lameness, epilepsy
  • Digestive: Gastritis, problems with digestion (diarrhoea, vomiting), abdominal pain
  • Emotional: Anxiety, depression
  • Gynaecological: Fertility problems
  • Respiratory: Rhinitis, sinusitis, coughing, common cold, bronchitis
  • Miscellaneous: Allergies, ear infections, wounds, old age, obesity, diabetes