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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a system of medicine which restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body. This action stimulates the body to rebalance itself by activating our own recuperative and self-healing powers. Traditionally, acupuncture is seen as redirecting the vital energy of the body - the Qi (pronounced 'chee' in Chinese) which flows continuously around the meridian system, an energetic network of channels that not only connects the acupuncture points to each other but also directly influences the functioning of the internal organs and other controlling systems of the body.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture aims at treating the patient, rather than the disease, so the acupuncturist looks at the patient as a whole, finds the cause of the illness and the imbalance of energy causing it. This imbalance is corrected so restoring health to the entire body rather than just removing the symptoms. The acupuncturist cannot answer "Can acupuncture cure migraine?" The question should rather be "Can this particular patient be cured of their migraine?" and such questions can only be answered after examination.


Although a listing of 'diseases' that acupuncture can cure can be misleading (as acupuncture treats the person, not the disease) it is effective in the treatment of -

  • Stress and Mental Health

  • Back Pain

  • Conception/ Fertility issues

  • Gynae problems

  • Headaches / Migraines

  • Respiratory Problems

  • Grief

  • Allergies

  • Addiction (Smoking, Food, Drugs etc.)

  • Multiple Sclerosis


Acupuncturists consulting at the Natural Health Service are -

  • Denise Stewart MBAcC


Initial Consultation - £70
Repeat visits - £60

To book an appointment please call 0141 552 4420

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