Presentation by Natalie Lusty
BSc (Hons) Acupuncture
History of Acupuncture
First recordings of acupuncture date back
Was used mainly in far east countries
2500 years ago
Used in western countries from around
First needles were made from Stone
Types of acupuncture
There are 2 types of acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture works on energy in the
Energy Flows through the 14
meridians in the body, these
meridians connect to each organ in
Energy is known as Qi (pronounced
Acupuncture works by trying to balance the
body, In Chinese acupuncture this is
shown by yin and yang.
Yin and Yang are always opposites of each
If they are not balanced then
it causes illness.
Table of diagnosis
What are the Benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of
symptoms and conditions
Pain (back/Neck, etc)
General feeling of poor health and low
What happens in an acupuncture session?
Discussing treatment options
Removal of needles
How many treatments are required?
Initially a course is recommended
6 sessions, every week once a
Top up sessions as and when
This web site has a list of various
research that had been carried out.
One of the first trials carried out about
substance abuse of heroin, compared
drug abstinence in ear acupuncture and
the methadone group. The acupuncture
group were nearly twice as likely to be
free of drugs with in one year.
Examples of diagnosing
A client presents with lower back
pain and always feels hot, suffers
with night sweats, dry mouth and
throat and constipation
Diagnosis Kidney yin deficiency
Ren 4, Kid 3, Kid 6, Sp 6, Lu7
As it stands there are no current regulations.
There are talks of regulating acupuncture
which can be found on this website
Governing bodies such as British