Leamington acupuncture traditional chinese medicine
Providing specialist holistic treatments for over 28 years
Kerry O Grady

Hello and welcome to my website, my name is Kerry O’Grady and I have been practicing acupuncture since 1982.  I offer a range of holistic therapies which include  Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Cupping. Herbal medicine, massage and counselling. I am a fully qualified and licensed acupuncturist, and a member of the British Acupuncture Council.


The history of acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine that pre-dates recorded history. Traditional Chinese Medicine is founded upon the ancient principles of Yin and Yang which emerged from the 8,000 year
old Taoist tradition. Approximately 1000 BC, during the Shang Dynasty, hieroglyphs showed evidence of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. At the same time bronze needles were excavated from ruins. The first
book written about acupuncture appeared approx 305BC. This was The Nei Jing or Yellow Emperor's
Classic of Internal Medicine. Modern acupuncture still contains a connection to itsancient roots
though it is very much a contemporary and progressive system in China today, sitting alongside western medicine in hospitals and clinics.

What does it involve

The main principle of Acupuncture is that circulating throughout our bodies is a vital energy called Qi (pronounced chee). The Qi runs through meridians or channels which resemble the circulatory system
and may become blocked or weakened with the stresses and strains of modern life. The acupuncturist
is trained to use a variety of diagnostic techniques. Once the imbalance is diagnosed, fine needles are inserted into specific points on the meridians. The needles act like lock gates on a canal or switches on
an electrical circuit; they control and direct the flow of Qi and allow the body to re-establish its own natural balance.

What is acupuncture
Traditional Acupuncture is a holistic healthcare system that strives to re-balance the Body Mind and Spirit.

Unwanted symptoms are seen to be evidence of imbalance and once the body is re-aligned the symptoms will improve or disappear. Each person is treated as a unique individual with the treatments tailor made for their own special situation.