five element acupuncture imageThe classical theories of acupuncture have been developed and refined for over 5,000 years and form the basis for all styles of acupuncture. The three styles most commonly used in the UK today are Five Element Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Acupuncture (practiced by Doctors and Physiotherapists).

This has its roots in Japanese and Korean styles as well as the Chinese tradition but was brought to Europe in the 20th century and developed initially in the UK and France, before spreading to the USA in the 1960s. Its philosophy and clinical application is particularly suited to our Western lifestyle and Western causes of illness.