Welcome to Healthpoint Acupuncture

Welcome to the Healthpoint Acupuncture website. Healthpoint Acupuncture is run by Paul Carling MBAcC PGDipAcup BPharm M.Roy.Pharm.Soc.GB, a professionally qualified acupuncturist living in Darlington and a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK's largest body of professional acupuncturists. Whether you are suffering from a specific problem or want to improve you overall sense of well-being contact Paul Carling at Healthpoint Acupuncture.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fine needles are inserted gently into points on the body's surface to stimulate healing. Acupuncture is believed to promote the healthy flow of "Qi" (pronounced chee), or life force, that circulates through energy lines or meridians in the body. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors which include trauma, infections, anxiety, depression, poor nutrition or hereditary factors. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system and if the flow of Qi becomes blocked then an individual experiences pain or illness. Acupuncture works to balance the energy flow in that area and therefore supports the body’s ability to heal itself.

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure massage is an alternative to acupuncture that does not use needles but uses the fingers to gently press healing points on the body. It can also be used in conjunction with traditional acupuncture.