Welcome to Classical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
by Chris Bishop
What's the difference between Classical Acupuncture & Modern Acupuncture?
During the 1950’s, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) was modernised in an attempt to integrate it into Western Scientific Medicine. Unfortunately, the concepts of Yin/Yang, Qi, Meridians and Pulse Diagnosis, etc. (the foundation of this Medical Art), do not fit well into an “evidence-based” system.
Most Acupuncturists these days are University trained. Traditionally, the Master would pass down his skills and knowledge to the student in a clinical environment, and this was based on the “Ancient Classic Texts”. Unfortunately, this classical approach to learning has been almost completely replaced by an academic, prescriptive approach which can often fall short of the potential of this wonderful ancient art.
Fortunately “CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE” still exists, albeit only practised by a few.
If you are fearful or have ever had an unpleasant acupuncture treatment, I invite you to come and experience the difference.
Please call to ask any questions or discuss a particular health problem.