Types of treatment
Traditional Chinese acupuncture
Holly favours this style of acupuncture when there is a concrete Western diagnosis to work with and the problem isn't mechanical/structural in origin.
Its roots are thousands of years old and come from the Chinese medical tradition. Many of the formula and syndrome-based treatments were originally herbal prescriptions translated into acupuncture patterns. This is why even today herbs and acupuncture are so closely linked.
Outside of 'trigger point' practice this is the most common style of acupuncture used in this country. It is used to treat the type of complaints for which your doctor would prescribe you medicines. Ailments such as: