Acupuncture is a treatment that consists in pricking the
patient with special needles. Acupuncture history; It was developed in China at least 2,000 years
ago. Traditional Chinese acupuncture uses a complicated system of ancient ideas
that are not easy for most of us to understand. However, many modern Western
practitioners find that acupuncture can be understood in scientific terms. This
makes it easier to use in a Western setting and it is becoming increasingly
acceptable here. Many hospitals today offer acupuncture to their patients and
the British Medical Acupuncture Society has over 1,500 members.
Generally only a few needles are used and they are left in for
only a short time, perhaps 5 minutes - sometimes for just a few seconds.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a multitude of ailments
including moderate addictions such as smoking, it may also help with more
serious addictions such as drug and alcohol problems but specialist help such as
counselling and psychotherapy are advised.
Generally Acupuncture treatments cost
between £30 and £60 per hour.
If you have a sound knowledge of Acupuncture and
would like to submit a well informed article please