Microsystems acupuncture is based on the belief that small well-defined areas of the body, such as the hand, foot and ear, correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Evidence shows that stimulating these areas, usually with needles, may help to deal with symptoms such as anxiety or general stresses.
In a typical microsystems acupuncture session, the practitioner will ask questions about previous medical history, general physical and emotional health, as well as medication, drug use, diet and lifestyle. Treatment generally involves the stimulation of defined points on a distinct area of the body using a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, electrical stimulation or pellets.
Microsystems acupuncture is commonly used in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, prisons, drug rehab units and complementary health clinics alongside medical treatments.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified practitioner who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of microsystems acupuncture.
You can check whether a microsystems acupuncturist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk. By choosing microsystems acupuncturists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.
Search the Register
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You can narrow your search by selecting a particular type of therapy from the drop down list.
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