Acupuncture in Braintree

Western medical acupuncture often used following a medical diagnosis. Acupuncture involves stimulating nerves, releasing myofascial tissue and releasing tight muscles by using extremely fine, precisely placed needles. This leads to reduced pain, stress and anxiety; better mobility; balanced hormones and improved digestive health.

Acupuncture encourages the body to naturally produce substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It’s likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.

A course of acupuncture is recommended to create longer-lasting pain relief compared to having a single Acupuncture treatment.

Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or “life force”, flows through the body in channels called Meridians. This life force is known as Qi (pronounced “chee”).

Practitioners who use acupuncture in the traditional way believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness and prevent optimal wellbeing. It is believed that acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.

One of the strengths of acupuncture is its approach to treatment. Each session is tailored to the individual and many people use acupuncture regularly to maintain good health.

Acupuncture practitioners – sometimes called acupuncturists – use acupuncture to treat a wide range of health conditions including:

Chronic (long-term) pain
Chronic tension-type headaches

Acupuncture is also often used to treat other musculoskeletal conditions (of the bones and muscles) and pain conditions, including:

Joint pain
Dental pain
Postoperative pain

To speak to a Blake House Therapy Centre Acupuncturist call:

01376 345 976


The World Health Organisation gives a comprehensive list of conditions that respond to acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture research is now increasing at over twice the rate of most other medical fields (over 13,000 studies from 60 countries in the last 20 years).

Clinically, good results are seen in many areas as acupuncture works through many biochemical, signalling and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. These areas include:

Menstrual and menopausal difficulties
Muscular-skeletal function
Injury rehabilitation

Blake House Therapy Centre, Blake End, Braintree, Essex CM77 6SH.