Acupuncture, can be used as a treatment for a wide range of health problems, including back pain, headaches and migraines, is a traditional Chinese treatment established over 2,000 years ago.  However, here at Osteopathy & Wellbeing, we offer two types of the treatment; traditional (Chinese) and Western acupuncture.

What’s the difference between the two versions of acupuncture?

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on the belief that it can restore the flow of Qi, an energy that flows through your body, while western medical acupuncture is evidence-based and is only administered after a full diagnosis. The difference between western and eastern acupuncture is clearly marked. The western model uses anatomy, physiology and current medical models, while eastern is philosophy based – much more about yin, yang and Qi. Yin and yang and Qi are two concepts fundamental to Chinese medicine. Qi (pronounced chi) is usually translated as vital energy, which is thought to circulate through channels connected to body organs and functions.

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