Worcester Complementary Health Centre

East West Healthcare

Affordable Acupuncture, Osteopathy & Podiatry in Worcester

174a London Road, Worcester, WR5 2EJ


T: 01905 360079
M: 07841 429 762/3

Osteopathy & Sports Injuries:
T: 01386 550136
M: 07969 220 978

M: 07974 650 775

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Acupuncture Finding a Natural Balance

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of healthcare devised by the Chinese and after 2,000 years of evolution, refinement and research it continues to be a vital part of the primary healthcare system there in parallel with Western style medicine. Both Acupuncture and Tui Na have a very positive model of good health and function looking at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance and focusing treatment on the individual rather than their illness. The overall aim therefore is to restore the body's equilibrium.

Each patient is unique; two people with the same Western diagnosis may well receive subtly different acupuncture treatments. Whatever the reason people come for treatment, they often report general benefits. These include coping better with stress in their life, feeling calmer and more positive, having more energy and sleeping better.

Its worldwide spread began in Japan and Korea. More recently many other countries: Britain, Germany and America particularly, have taken the lead in both the practice as a major complementary therapy and the research effort that supports and drives its continuing development.

Acupuncture uses fine needles inserted at very specific points to activate and balance the body's own self-healing systems through the known energy channels close to the surface of the skin.

Modern manufacturing techniques ensure that the needles are sterile, for single usage and easy to use.

Acupuncture is renowned worldwide for its ability to alleviate pain.

In 2009 the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) concluded that it was both as clinically effective and as financially viable a treatment for back pain as any of the more conventional medical possibilities.

A more detailed account of acupuncture theory can be found at:

The British Acupuncture Council