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FAQs Acupuncture

All you need to know about acupuncture at Virtue Acupuncture in North West London

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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that originated in China approximately 2500 years ago. It is regarded as an effective treatment for many health conditions and is widely practised across the globe. It is based on the belief that life energy, called Qi (pronounced "chi"), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. These meridians intersect at specific points along your body, known as acupoints. Injury, disease or emotional distress can block the free flow of Qi along these meridians, leading to pain or illness. The main aim of Acupuncture is to move the Qi within this system to tonify deficiency and reduce excess and clear blockages.  

In modern times, more and more people have begun to take more interest in Acupuncture. As a result, the popularity of Acupuncture has been growing more and more. That being said, a lot of people have a lot of questions about Acupuncture. While some people know a lot about Acupuncture already, others may have some more questions.  This is why we have put together a collection of some of the most common Acupuncture FAQs along with the answers.

If you are considering Acupuncture for pain relief, improving your general health or other specific reasons, we hope that this page will help you understand Acupuncture better.