Traditional acupuncture features prominently today in mainstream healthcare around the world. It has growing recognition and use as an effective and safe therapy, and can be successfully combined with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture treats the ‘whole’ rather than isolated symptoms, so many conditions can be treated. It’s really quite amazing what a few well placed acupuncture nedles can do.
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
Acupuncture and massage can support women throughout their pregnancy and help with a range of conditions including:
- morning sickness
- back pain
- symphis pubic dysfunction
- digestive issues
What to expect?
In our first appointment, I take a full history, and use various diagnostic methods to get a full picture of your health and lifestyle. This includes a physical examination, and a 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.
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.
I trained in Classical Chinese medicine, which incorporates 5 elements, and TCM theory and methods of practice . This kind of constitutional acupuncture takes into account congenital aspects and the individual constitution of the patient, treating the root cause ans well as the presenting symptoms.
Want to find out more?
The British Acupuncture council provides the latest scientific research and evidence based facts on the effectiveness of acupuncture. For more information about what conditions can be treated please visit the British Acupuncture Council website.