What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.

Acupuncture  works to maintain your body’s natural balance. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked which can result in some symptom of pain and illness.

The underlying principle is that illness and pain occur when qi cannot flow freely. The body’s energy meridians can become obstructed in much the same way as a trapped nerve or blocked artery. This can be for any number of reasons, such as emotional or physical stress, poor nutrition, infection, or injury.

By inserting ultra-fine needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.


Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is considered safe for all ages and may be used alongside conventional medicine.

What can Acupuncture help me with?

Many people come for acupuncture in Preston for help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture to maintain health, or just because they feel below par. Acupuncture works excellently alongside Chiropractic.        

Very strong research evidence show that an Acupuncturist helps people just like you with:-

  • Acute Low Back pain
  • Mechanical Neck pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Tension type Headaches

Preston Acupuncturist Pat Dix

Pat Dix Hypnotherapist and Receptionist Back-in-Action Penwortham PrestonPreston Acupuncturist Pat’s  background is in nursing and Midwifery. She trained as an Acupuncturist  after realising that Acupuncture can be effective and beneficial for many issues, especially in alleviating pain and promoting healing. She also works as a Hypnotherapist.

The first consultation and follow up treatments are 1 hour. For the times that Pat is available, please follow this link.

Please contact the clinic by phone on 01772 749245 or by e-mail to for further enquiries or to make an appointment with Pat.


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