Fiona Wallis
Lic.Ac, MBAcC, DCR(D)

Classical Acupuncturist

Buxton Lane
Caterham Hill

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What is acupuncture?

Traditional or Classical acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese Medicine – a tried and tested healthcare system that has been practised for thousands of years in China and the Far East. It has evolved and been refined to give us a complex and detailed understanding of the body’s energetic balance.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment and has been defined and developed over centuries.

Traditionally acupuncture is an holistic energetic form of medicine - it sees the person as a whole in the management of dis-ease and maintenance of health. In Chinese Medicine the Body, Mind and Spirit are inseparable.

The skill of an Acupuncturist lies in the ability to make a diagnosis from what is often a complex pattern of disharmony. This exact pattern is unique to each individual and will be treated as such in traditional Acupuncture, with a personal treatment plan.

How does it work?

Classical Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques (pulse taking, body diagnosis, tongue diagnosis etc.) that have been developed and refined over thousands of years. We focus on the individual, and see all aspects of disharmony in relation to each other. Because every patient is unique, two people with the same apparent problem will each receive different acupuncture treatments because the root cause will not be the same.

The underlying principle is that illness and pain occur when the body’s Qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. The body’s energy meridians or channels can become obstructed, in much the same way as a blocked pipe. This can be for any number of reasons such as emotional and physical stress.

By inserting ultra-fine, single use, sterile needles into acupuncture points, a Classical Acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of Qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s internal energy.

Acupuncture uses the homeostatic system of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.

Through various methods of diagnosis - questioning, feeling the pulses, observing the tongue, using body diagnosis - any imbalance, strength or weakness in the Five Elements, Yin/Yang or Qi can be assessed, leading to a treatment aim and principle as discussed between patient and practitioner at each appointment.
This will define the Acupuncture points to be used which lie along the numerous meridians or channels that run over and through the body.