Our Acupuncturist is highly qualified and specialises in:
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Acupuncture - Single-use, very fine smooth stainless steel needles are used.
- Acupressure - Pressure stimulation of the acupoints
- Electro Acupuncture - Electrical stimulation of acupoints.
- Tuina - Literally meaning 'push pull' Chinese form of manipulations.
- Cupping - Where a vacuum is created using cups at the acupoint helping in the smooth flow of qi and removing stagnation
- Moxibustion - Warming the channel at specific acupoints.
- Lifestyle Advice
Apart from treating aches and pains, Acupuncture is also beneficial in treating other chronic conditions like migraine, headache, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, male and female infertility, menstrual disorders.
Our Acupuncturist will usually take up to an hour, with the needles being left in place for 20-25 minutes of that time. Very often people go into a state of deep relaxation whilst the needles are in place and many drift off into a brief but sound sleep. Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in treating musculo-skeletal injuries but has traditionally been used extensively in the treatment of respiratory, digestive, gynaecological and many other chronic conditions.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the most well known aspect of Chinese Medicine and may be used alone or in conjunction with herbal medicine, moxibustion (the heating of specific acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), or tui na (Chinese massage). It is likely that our acupuncture practitioner will also offer dietary and lifestyle advice or suggest a course of exercise.
Each of the organs of the body has its own associated channel or pathway of energy (Meridians). Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians with the aim of bringing the body to a point of balance and harmony. Every aspect of the patient’s life is considered by the practitioner before the points are selected, by using Acupuncture the person may be strengthened so that they are more easily able to deal with what life brings their way.
What is Cupping?
Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving qi flow, in order to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its advocates claim it has other applications as well.