Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Can it help?

In winter time, with the drop in temperature, it’s quite common for past injuries to come back and haunt us. Acupuncture can help with this. Following is some more information sent to me by Justin, an acupuncturist who I can sincerely recommend. And if you are interested in a consultation or treatment, he is also offering a discount for Fitter Faster Stronger / Team Training participants.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese healing which balances the body, mind and spirit. Very fine sterile stainless needles are inserted into the body at carefully selected points to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. These points lie on the pairs of channels that cover the body and through which “QI” (pronounced “chee”) flows. Traditional Chinese Medicine likens these channels to the rivers of China, which provide communication and nourishment system for the whole body.

When these channels are blocked then this creates a ‘dis –ease’ in the body, which may manifest itself as sharp pain, ache or general discomfort.

There is a large body of scientific data from animal and human studies that seeks to explain the mechanisms of acupuncture. Current reviews have shown that acupuncture promotes the production of “endorphins’ that relieve pain, improves the immune system, regulates the blood flow and hormones, is anti inflammatory and anti spasmodic and improves your own feeling of well being.

With the onset of the winter cold the channels which are blocked due to past injury will generally manifest themselves with a deep annoying and often debilitating ache. Acupuncture can help relieve and often rid you of this condition. This is but one of the many ailments that acupuncture can help with. If you wish to get some treatment I am offering to the Fitter Faster Stronger crew a fifty percent discount on the first consultation and treatment with a further twenty percent discount for continued treatments.

For more information please call Justin on 0221 629 935

Diploma in Acupuncture / Diploma in Tuina (Chinese Massage) / ACC Registered Acupuncturist