Traditional acupuncture originates from China over 2000 years ago. It still features prominently today in their mainstream healthcare as both a stand alone therapy, and combined with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now one of the most popular complementary therapies in the UK.
I provide acupuncture and massage therapy as both stand alone and combined treatment.
Acupuncture treats the ‘whole’ rather than isolated symptoms which is why so many conditions can be treated. It’s amazing what a few well placed acupuncture needles can do!
In our first appointment, I take a full history, and use various diagnostic methods to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle. This includes a physical examination, reading your pulse, and looking at your tongue followed by diagnosis, and your personal treatment plan.
Acupuncture points are selected according to your symptoms. Single use sterile needles are opened in front of you and safely disposed of after each treatment. FYI.. Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needles are inserted you may feel a tingling sensation or a dull ache, or you may feel nothing at all.
Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages and can be used effectively along side conventional medicine. If you’ve been prescribed medication, it’s recommended you tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture. Always tell your acupuncturist about any medications and supplements you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment. Acupuncturists are trained to recognise potentially serious underlying health conditions and may refer you to your GP when appropriate. While it can provide effective relief for acute conditions, traditionally acupuncture is a preventative medicine, and used to maintain good health.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed the use of Acupuncture for many conditions including:
- back problems and sciatica pain relief
- anxiety, depression
- digestive problems
- pregnancy pre& post natal care