Acupunturist

Robert Vandevelde

Robert Vandevelde
Acupunturist and Practitioner of Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional medicine, which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for at least 2thousand years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past couple of decade traditional acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare in the west. In conjunction with needling, the practitioner may use techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, massage or electro-acupuncture. They may also suggest dietary or lifestyle changes.


Traditional acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The traditional acupuncturist’s skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment. The choice of acupuncture points will be specific to each patient’s needs. Traditional acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well-being.