”We must strive to see people not only as they present themselves in illness, but more importantly as they would be in perfect health and balance, in full discovery of their true nature, unique in body, mind and spirit” ~ Prof. J R Worsley
Rooted in ancient wisdom, traditional acupuncture is a 3,000 year old medical system, originating from China and the Far East. Working with the meridian system to treat the root causes of disease, acupuncture works to restore both physical and emotional harmony throughout the body.
What is Acupuncture? A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries and pain management, frequent migraines and headaches and bladder issues. Many people also have regular acupuncture treatments to help manage chronic and complex and chronic conditions, particularly where they have not found answers from conventional medicine. Traditional acupuncture is also beneficial in treating anxiety, depression and a number of other mental health conditions.
Traditional acupuncture focusses on the whole person, not just their symptoms. All imbalances (both physical and emotional) are viewed as an interconnected pattern within the body, and acupuncture is used to treat the root causes of disease, in order to restore wellness.
The British Acupuncture Council has published A-Z evidence factsheets for a wide range of common conditions. Please visit the Resources page for further information.
What is involved in acupuncture treatments? Your first treatment will involve a two hour consultation, which will enable the practitioner to obtain a complete picture of your health – discussing any physical or emotional symptoms that you may be experiencing, your medical history, diet and lifestyle and other important factors. A physical examination will also be carried out, using both western and Chinese medical diagnostic tools. Following this, you will receive your first acupuncture treatment.
Ongoing treatments involve the use of fine needles to stimulate acupuncture points throughout the body’s meridian system. Moxibustion, cupping and gua sha are also incorporated in to treatments where required. Each treatment is tailored to the patient’s unique needs, taking in to account their overall constitution, as well as managing ongoing physical and emotional conditions.
Auricular Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy can also be booked as standalone sessions.
How many treatments will I need? Typically, weekly treatments are recommended for the first five sessions, reducing in frequency as you respond to treatment.
Bookings: Please visit the Contact page for pricing information and to book your course of acupuncture sessions.