Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore the body's equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects their lives.

Traditional acupuncture is a holistic healthcare system that regards pain and illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. It is based on the principle that the body's vital energy (qi) meridians can become obstructed in much the same way as a trapped nerve or blocked artery. This can be for any number of reasons such as emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury.

A traditional acupuncturist's main focus is to deliver a treatment unique to that person and restore the body's equilibrium. By inserting ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, the acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.

Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of ill health and low energy. Take a look at  research fact sheets to find out more about how traditional acupuncture may help you

Our Acupuncturist at Spinal Joint Kingston, Kulbir, who wants her clients to take control of their health and help themselves achieve a healthier life. Through practicing the ancient art of Kung Fu from a young age Kulbir developed an interest in an oriental lifestyle based on mind-body-soul. She completed a BSc degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture at University of Westminster and is a registered and licensed practitioner with the British Acupuncture Council.

She charges £50 per session of 1 hour; Purchasing a course of treatment may reduce the cost and you should ask Kulbir about a treatment plan for your problem.