Acupuncture was first developed over 2000 years ago and sits within the system of Chinese Medicine. It is widely used and accepted all over the world, both as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other forms of medicine.
In the Far East it is used in mainstream healthcare and increasingly used in Western Medical settings especially in the management of pain.
Acupuncture remains a powerful, relevant healing therapy.
Who is acupuncture for?
You may have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains such as osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches and low back pain.
You may choose acupuncture when your body systems are out of balance, even though you have no obvious diagnosis.
You may be going through one of life’s transitions such as puberty or the menopause and find acupuncture valuable.
You may be pregnant and looking for acupuncture to support you through your pregnancy and to prepare you for labour.
You may choose to have regular treatment because you find it beneficial and relaxing.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has published research on how effective acupuncture is for many conditions
It’s more than “just needles”
Acupuncture does not just involve needles. I will use other techniques at times.
Moxabustion is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the effect of the treatment. The dried herb, Moxa (commonly known as mugwort) is used to gently and safely warm the body and relax muscles.
Moxa can be used for the breech presentation of the baby during pregnancy.
Cupping works through the use of suction cups. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. It can be particularly effective at easing muscular aches and pains. It can be used alongside acupuncture or on its own.
Tui Na is a form of massage that incorporates the principles of Chinese medicine. It is done over your clothing and does not involve the use of any oils.
If you feel you would benefit from acupuncture with me or have any other questions please contact me.