What Is Acupuncture?

What Is Acupuncture Melanie Leeson Acupuncture Model

Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture is widely considered beneficial for a range of conditions and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints to more general feelings of low energy and poor health. One of the key strengths of acupuncture is that its holistic nature focuses on treating the person, not just the illness.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Contact Melanie Leeson Acupuncture to discuss your acupuncture treatment requirements, or go to the British Acupuncture Council website to find out more on acupuncture treatments for specific conditions.

Acupuncture is a treatment to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. Acupuncture treatments involve the application of ultra-fine sterile needles into specific points on the body to regulate its qi (pronounced chee), or vital energy.

The underlying principle of acupuncture treatments is that illness and pain occur when qi, the body’s energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this in modern life: emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection and injury are among the most common.

Melanie Leeson aims to use acupuncture treatments to resolve the root cause of your condition as well as the main symptoms. By treating the whole person, the principal aim is to trigger your body’s healing response to recover a healthy and natural balance.


Acupuncture for depression, IBS, backpain: acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health problems, whether physical, emotional, or psychological. What’s more, it’s a safe and effective practice. It can be used alone or alongside conventional medicine in the treatment of acute and long-term conditions. See the British Acupuncture Council research fact sheets listed below to find out more on acupuncture treatments for specific conditions.

Some people may choose to have acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution, or because they feel unwell in themselves without a conventional diagnosis. A holistic approach means that treatment can help to resolve your health problems and enhance your feeling of wellbeing.

Information From The British Acupuncture Council

Allergic rhinitis Endometriosis Nausea and vomiting
Anxiety Female fertility Obstetrics
Back pain Fibromyalgia Post-operative pain
Bell’s palsy Frozen shoulder Premenstrual syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome Gastrointestinal tract disorders Sciatica
Chronic pain Insomnia Sinusitis
Colds and flu Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Stress
Cystitis Male infertility Substance misuse
Dentistry Menopausal symptoms Tinnitus
Depression Migraine Urinary incontinence