Acupuncture can be practiced different ways depending on the training received and the philosophy adhered to. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture concentrates on balancing Qi, or vital life energy, as it travels the body in meridians. Medical acupuncture tends to use needling as a technique to reduce pain and reduce muscle spasm, and restore function.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE & MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE
TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a holistic approach to dealing with chronic or difficult to treat conditions. Our resident Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist, Julian Jones, has over 17 years of experience, and was trained in China. He has treated headaches and migraines, Meniere's disease, tendonitis, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety, depression, PMS, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and allergies. Of course, this method of acupuncture can also be used to 'balance the body', for general maintenance of your overall wellbeing.
Medical Acupuncture is a western adaptation of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, blending our current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology with the principles of evidence based medicine. It's applications can be used similarly to Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but it gravitates away from the focus on Qi and total body/mind wellness to instead focus on treating specific, localized issues. It is used to treat a wide array of conditions in conjunction with western medicine.