Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures and is now widely used and accepted all over the world.
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain or illness.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing.
For more information about whether acupuncture could help you please visit the British Acupuncture Council Website
Massage is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. Acupressure massage can also be offered as an alternative to acupuncture if you would prefer not to be treated with needles.
Acupuncture needles can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Treatment for your general health and well being is included, and dietary and lifestyle advice will also be provided. This maximises the effect of the treatment, helping you to feel better in yourself and maintain the effect of the cosmetic acupuncture for a longer period.
Janice Thompson (MBChB (Hons) PGDipAc MBAcC) has a medicine degree from
Liverpool University and is also qualified in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s largest body of professional acupuncturists.
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Free 10 minute consultations are available.
Some Health Insurance policies will contribute to the cost of acupuncture - please check with your provider.