"Acupuncture is a jab well done"
In Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, our bodies must be in harmony in order to be healthy. Various aspects such as our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical selves are intertwined, therefore what affects one will impact the other. When we experience pain or illness, this can indicate the body is out of balance, therefore equilibrium must be restored for health to return. Treating symptoms is done in the context of the whole body and not solely on the symptoms. Essentially, Acupuncture does not just treat the symptoms or its ‘branches’, but aims to discover the ‘root’ cause of the issue.
We offer all forms of Acupuncture which includes fertility treatments and cosmetic Acupuncture.
How can an Acupuncturist help?
The Acupuncturist will discuss and listen to you about your lifestyle, health and any medication you take. They will also observe your body language, smell, tone of voice, as well as examining your tongue and assessing your pulse. This assessment allows a pattern of 'disharmony' to be discovered and a diagnosis formulated. Once this is done, our Acupuncturist would look to treat the blocked meridian by inserting needles at specific points. A good example of this is the gall bladder meridian which can be used to treat neck pain. This meridian runs from the outer eye, around the head, into the neck and shoulder and finally down the side of the body to the little toe.
What conditions can an Acupuncturist help?
Acupuncture can treat an array of different conditions. An example would be depression, which is thought to indicate stagnation in the liver qi. Acupuncture can relieve symptoms by encouraging the flow of qi, which can also help with chronic pain. The nervous system is stimulated through acupuncture, which causes a release of neurochemicals and endorphins. This in turn encourages the body to heal itself.
What will my first treatments consist of?
Acupuncture treatment involves relaxing in a chair or on a bed, whilst thin needles are inserted into specific points our practitioner has identified as causing the issue. The needles will then in place for approximately 20 minutes. Pain should not be experienced within the session; however, it is possible to feel a slight ache. Sometimes, the acupuncturist may rotate the needles or pass a mild current through them to affect the stimulation.
How long will it take to recover?
It is not unusual to feel better after your first treatment, however, based on the presenting issue and what the acupuncturist finds in their examination, will dictate the number of sessions required. Optimal results are generally achieved after several sessions along with lifestyle changes.
Is it affordable?
Our prices make acupuncture sessions absolutely affordable. Although not available on the NHS, we are able to make treatment available to private patients at a fair cost.