Do you wake up in the morning feeling weary? With a muzzy head and heavy limbs? Or maybe you are fine in the morning but run out of steam after lunch? These are signs that your energy – called Qi in Chinese Medicine – needs clearing and stoking up. Then your Qi will move around your body with vitality and you will feel energised, in better spirits and more able to find your way in life.
Acupuncture works directly on Qi, and one of the first things patients notice is having more energy. The reasons for your low energy level will relate to you as an individual, to your past and present life, and to your desires for the future. As you come to understand more about your Qi, you will be able to take more control of it so that you gain long-term improvement. But don’t worry – acupuncture alone will make you feel less tired whatever else is going on for you.
Some people who feel tired all the time also have diagnosed medical conditions which are being treated with medication prescribed by conventional doctors. The good news is that acupuncture need not interfere with this because you can have both sorts of treatment at the same time – the best of both worlds! That said, many people find they can cut down on painkillers and some other tablets once they feel better. My experience as a general practitioner helps me to work alongside your doctors and give you safe advice.