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Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine which originated in the East. This form of complementary medicine involves the insertion of very fine needles at carefully chosen points to affect the flow of energy (known as Qi) around the body, aiming to stimulate the Qi and blood flow to ultimately restore balance and harmony to the body. I use two types of acupuncture styles; 5-Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine to offer a holistic approach to treat the body as a whole, as well as the mind and spirit.
Who has acupuncture and what can it treat?
Whilst some people have acupuncture to help with specific conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee, others may have acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others may choose to have treatment to help maintain good health as a preventative measure or to simply enhance their feeling of wellbeing. As traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. Please contact me if you would like more information or wish to discuss your condition in more detail.
The British Acupuncture Council has summarised the current available research into the effectiveness of acupuncture for the conditions listed below:
A – Acne, Allergic rhinitis, Anxiety, Arrhythmias and Heart Failure, Asthma
B – Back pain, Bell’s palsy
C – Cancer care, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Childbirth, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic pain, Colds and flu, COPD, Coronary heart disease, Cystitis
D – Dementia, Dentistry, Depression, Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)
E – Eczema and Psoriasis, Endometriosis
F – Facial pain, Female fertility, Fibromyalgia, Frozen shoulder
G – Gastrointestinal tract disorders, Gout
H – Headache, Herpes, HIV infection, Hypertension
I – Infertility ART, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
K – Kidney stones
M – Male infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis
N – Nausea and vomiting, Neck pain, Neuropathic pain
O – Obesity, Obstetrics, Osteoarthritis
P – Palliative care, Parkinson’s disease, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Post-operative pain, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Premenstrual syndrome, Puerperium
R – Raynaud’s, Rheumatoid arthritis
S – Sciatica, Sinusitis, Sports injuries, Stress, Stroke, Substance misuse
T – Tennis elbow, Thyroid disease, Tinnitus, Type-2 Diabetes
U – Urinary incontinence
V - Vertigo
For current information on the conditions listed above and unbiased scientific research in the form of fact sheets and review papers, please follow the link to the British Acupuncture Council website: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/category/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions.html
The World Health Organisation (WHO), lists a wide variety of conditions for which acupuncture treatment has been tested in controlled clinical trials, please follow the link: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/public-traditional-acupuncture/4026-who-list-of-conditions.html
I also offer Cupping (cups placed onto skin to form a seal) and Guasha (vigorous scraping of the skin). Both techniques increase blood flow and clears stagnant Qi.
New to acupuncture? For detailed information on what to expect during your first appointment, please follow the link: https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/about-acupuncture-treatment/what-to-expect-from-a-treatment.html
No obligation, free 20 minute consultation to decide if acupuncture might be suitable for you.
First session - 1hr 30 minutes full initial consultation and treatment - £50
1 hr subsequent treatment - £40
To book a session or a consultation, please call 07414 231235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treatment Days and Times
Tuesday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 8am – 8pm
Cancellation policy: if you are unable to make your appointment or wish to reschedule, please provide at least 24 hours notice in order to avoid a cancellation charge (cost of the treatment session).
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (Regulatory Body) and therefore adhere to disciplinary procedures, follow strict codes of conduct and I hold full professional insurance.