History Of Acupuncture

In China they have used Acupuncture for over 2,500 years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Acupuncture can help alleviate specific symptoms, improve energy and help to maintain overall wellbeing. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy that treats the body as a whole and helps to establish the root of the condition. By treating at the root of the problem rather than treating the symptoms, this promotes long term good health. 

According to Chinese theory, we’re made up of the 5 Elements: Please clink on Link :

About Me


Jo is a qualified Acupuncturist practising in the Bay area on the Isle of Wight. Jo holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She practices both Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and qualified at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading.

Jo worked for 15 years as a physiotherapist assistant within the NHS, working closely with patients who suffered with musculoskeletal conditions, strokes and paediatrics.

Greystones Acupuncture offers a range of treatments which are individually tailored to suit the patients’ requirements to promote their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.


Making a Diagnosis

A person’s energy is distributed through the twelve energy pathways, each associated with an organ, and for each of the organs there are a variety of patterns of energy imbalance these are known syndromes.

When making a diagnosis, your practitioner will look for the syndrome which reflects your constitutional type as well as the one which underlies your specific complaint.

Syndromes are recognised by a combination of signs and symptoms. Example of signs being face colour, sound of voice, distribution of heat and cold, typical emotional state, pulse and tongue diagnosis. Pulse and tongue diagnosis are two special diagnostic techniques unique to oriental medicine.

Symptoms are your personal complaints and describe how your body is functioning, for example, how you sleep, the quality of your appetite, energy levels, or whether you feel hot or cold.

Treatment involves re-establishing the body’s energy balance. This can be done in two ways, insertion of fine stainless steel needles into acupuncture points either rein-forcing or reducing the flow of energy in the specific pathway. The other is the application of warmth to the acupuncture point, by using the herb Moxa. These methods are often used in combination.

As the balance improves the health improves.