Neil Blacklock
Practitioner of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Qualified Hypnotherapist, & Psychotherapist, Reiki Master.

Neil Blacklock gained a first degree, B.Sc. (Hons), in psychology from the University of Lancaster (UK). Neil went on to qualify, with Distinction, in both the Certificate and Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in 1983 and 1984 respectively. In 1999 Neil completed four years of academic study and clinical training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and was awarded the Dip.Ac. Neil is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the main professional Acupuncture body in the UK and in 2000 he was awarded a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the University of Wales (UK). Neil's research interests are in the use of Kirlian Photography in his practice of acupuncture.

Neil has presented a paper on aspects of his research at the LifeElectric'99 conference hosted by Triune-Being Research Organization Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1999. Results from the research have been published in both Canada and Russia.

Neil Blacklock - Professional Acupuncturist
M.Sc. Acupuncture, B.Sc.(Hons), Dip.Ac., D.H.P., TCFE, MBAcC,

What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing that has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief (for which it can be very effective), it is in fact used to treat people with a wide variety of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as Qi (pronounced chee) - moving in a smooth and balanced way in a series of channels throughout the body. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities, Yin and Yang and when these become unbalanced illness may result.

By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and so help restore its natural balance. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, fear, grief or anger, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma.

The principle aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

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