What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a remarkable healing system which has been successfully used, developed and trusted for over 4000 years.

Whereas conventional medicine sees the body primarily as a set of mechanical parts which can be treated in isolation, acupuncture treats the body, mind and spirit as a whole, interrelated entity.

Acupuncturists work on the vital energy or Qi (pronounced Chee) which flows continuously through the body along channels, or meridians. Disease and pain are caused by blockages in the energy flow and can be corrected by the insertion of superfine needles at key points along the meridians.


Three great reasons for choosing a registered acupuncturist…

1. Acupuncture is natural

Acupuncture energises and enables the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. The greatest surgeon can’t heal even the simplest cut. Only your body can do that. Acupuncture works by kick-starting your body’s own self-healing mechanisms, naturally.

2. Acupuncture works with your body, not against it.

Modern medicine is amazing, but your body’s ability to heal itself is truly miraculous. Most drugs work by preventing your symptoms rather than dealing with the actual causes of illness. These symptoms (such as fever, inflammation, pain, infertility, etc) are often your body’s attempt to heal itself. Masking these symptoms can give relief, but only at the cost of true healing.

At Pagoda Acupuncture, we work with your body by stimulating it to repair the causes of illness naturally, achieving true healing and health.

3. Acupuncture has almost no side-effects

Experts agree that all drugs have side effects. Worse still, the side effects of the newest drugs are being discovered all the time. The research paper, Clinical Pharmacology: Basic Principles in Therapeutics, stated that 51% of approved drugs have adverse side effects which were undetected when they were approved for use.

With safe, professional acupuncture at one of our Pagoda Acupuncture clinics, we work to bring your body back into its natural, healthy balance. As a result, side-effects are minimal or non-existent and unlike drug side effects they are never, ever life-threatening.

I had spinal surgery in 2011 & 2012 and needed follow up alternative treatment as there was nothing more a surgeon could do so my consultant recommended acupuncture. I contacted Iain’s clinic as he was recommended to me by a few friends. After 4 sessions with Iain I now feel I owe it to him and his method of treatment as I now have a new bill of health. I genuinely believe in acupuncture and would go straight to Iain should my symptoms return but would now consider acupuncture for anything else too. I have also recommended Iain to many friends & I believe they too have been extremely happy with Iain’s treatment. He also has a kind & gentle approach with his personality which helps when a patient is nervous about the unknown!
Keep up the good work Iain

– Ann-Marie Bedford

I had three sessions at Iain’s acupuncture clinic in Morley. I’ve now been pain-free for weeks – and I’m more relaxed in general, which is great! Iain put me totally at ease and his results speak for themselves. I’d happily recommend him to anyone.

– Paul Sanders