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The therapist will first make an indepth diagnosis before giving treatment. Questions about your lifestyle, diet, health and medical history will be asked and observations will be made from your tongue and pulse.
From this the therapist will determin the disharmonies in your body and a treatment plan will be made, involving acupuncture. Acupuncture involves small, fine needles being inserted into specific parts of the body, where the body's channels of energy or meridians consist. This is a Chinese philosophy. It is believed that the individuals health is dependent on the correct balance and movement of the body's energy, or in Chinese, Qi. It does not hurt and is nothing like needlles used for blood tests. The sensation is usually a tingling or ache, followed by relaxation.

Acupuncture treats a number of conditions, including, rheumatism, arthritis, asthma, headaches, poor appetite, depression, allergies, stomach and menstrual problems, high blood pressure, skin conditions, insomnia and lethargy. Acupuncture can also be used as a preventative measure, maintaining health and as a form of relaxation. Treatments can last from a few sessions to tens of sessions. This depends on how your body responds to the Acupuncture.

The representation for doctors who are qualified acupuncturists is the, 'British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). Here you can write, telling them the area you live in and they will send you informattion on qualified acupuncturists in your area. Contact,
British Medical Acupuncture Society, Newton house, Newton Lane, Whitley, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4JA.
Tel: 01925 730727
Fax: 01925 730492
email: bmasadmin@aol.com
or visit their web site: www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk