Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA) has been used to restore, promote and maintain good health for
over 2,500 years. According to the tradition our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy (Qi)
moving in a smooth and balanced way through channels under the skin.
The flow of Qi can be disturbed by many factors; physical, mental and emotional. By inserting fine needles
into the channels of energy the acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s natural healing response and help
restore its natural balance. In this way, the underlying cause of the condition is treated, not just the
Not merely a means to relieve pain, TCA is used to treat a wide range of illnesses and concentrates on
the patient as an individual. Recently recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical
Excellence (NICE) for persistent low back pain (and available through the NHS), it enjoys increasingly
widespread acceptance in the west as a very safe and effective complementary treatment.
Other treatments used with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture