What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is a medical system originating in China that has been practiced for around 3,000 years.  It involves the placing of very fine sterile disposable needles into acupuncture points. It is renowned for its use in pain relief, stress, anxiety and depression but is able to alleviate many other health conditions.


Does it Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are not like hypodermic needles. Acupuncture needles are very much finer, solid and hair width. They are sterile, single use disposable needles and all most people feel is a tap when they are inserted. Some may feel a slight tingle or a dull ache, which only lasts for about a second. This sensation is called De Qi.  Acupuncture is usually found to be a very relaxing experience.


Ann Swearman:

Ann is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and studied TCM acupuncture with meridians theory,  as well as Five Elements, at the Northern College of Acupuncture, Middlesex University, where she received a Post Graduate Diploma and Practitioners Diploma.



Ann Swearman

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