Acupuncture (TCM)

I specialised in Clinical Acupuncture with KORE therapy in 2014. This is based on TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 element theory where the focus is on the individual holistically. 

Many people come for acupuncture with a variety of different issues- physical and mental. and emotional disorders. Clients come with specific problems like addictions, respiratory issues, skin conditions, asthma, back and muscular pain. Others choose acupuncture to help with stress and anxiety or just to enhance their wellbeing. It can be used alongside conventional medicine.

It can be helpful alongside infertility treatments but would be more beneficial to prepare for pregnancy well in advance. Acupuncture is safe to have during pregnancy for morning sickness etc. At the end of the pregnancy acupuncture can be useful for relaxation and preparation for the birth. Also post-natal acupuncture is supportive after the birth to help the body re adjust mentally and physically. 

 

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I treat clients suffering from

Back, neck, knee, shoulder problems, frozen shoulder, sciatica,  TMJ, nausea, stroke, menstrual problems, morning sickness, constipation, diarrohea, depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping problems, stroke, arthritis, fertilty, induction of labour etc 

For information on how acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of health problems go to the WHO (World Health Organisation) This shows research and controlled clinical trials of acupuncture.  

Acupuncture (TCM) treatment time approx 40 mins

Recomended  4 - 6 treatments 

Treatment takes place on a couch. The treatment room conforms to the standards set by local authority and registration. The first session may be slightly longer as a detailed consultation is taken to develop a complete picture of your health according to the principals of oriental medicine. Questions will be asked on signs and symptoms eg sleep, digestion, bowel habits, respiratory, menstrual cycle, emotions etc.

  • Loose comfortable clothing is required so that easy access to acupoints can be located ie lower leg, arms, stomach etc.
  • Single use pre-packed sterile needles are used to stimulate the acupoints and are safely disposed of.
  • A light meal before treatment is advised ideally 45 mins before. 

Techniques

Japanese Shiatsu massage techniques may be used before treatment- to release muscle tension and aid relaxation. It also loosens up the body, opens the meridians (energy lines) and acupuncture points.

TDP lamp may be used during acupuncture. TDP stands for Te-ding Dian-ci-bo Pu, this means electomagnetic spectrum lamp. 

After effects

Acupuncture is very relaxing and calming. make sure you eat a light meal before a treatment. Some mild side effects may occur - dizziness, rarely mild bruising around needle points, but these will disapear quickly. Avoid alcohol and spicy food after treatment. Drink plenty of fluids.

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