Hi, I'm Emma and it's a pleasure to know that you are exploring my website. Here I hope you find the information you are seeking on how acupuncture can help you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have via the email or telephone number below or go right ahead and book via the online system.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique which was derived from china over 2000 years ago. It is still to this day successfully practiced all over the world.
Acupuncture can help with an array of conditions including pain, insomnia, IBS, digestive issues, headaches, arthritis and anxiety to name a few.
Clinical trials on the efficacy of acupuncture are conducted regularly and are proving successful. This is allowing acupuncture to be recognised as an alternative option within standard healthcare.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of ultra-fine sterile needles into particular points of the body. The intention of this procedure is to balance the bodies qi (internal life-force/energy) within the channels. The ancient theory of yin and yang is used to diagnose any internal imbalances, the practitioner will take a full consultation along with a pulse and tongue examination to determine the possible cause of the presenting condition. Once the needles have been inserted into the chosen points they are retained for 20 minutes, the introduction of needle to skin is not painful but can feel a little energetic at times for a split second. Many patients find acupuncture an extremely relaxing experience.
Acupuncture can help with an array of conditions, thankfully it has been proven that the insertion of the needles stimulates sensory nerves within our bodies, thus producing natural pain relieving endorphins. A course of 10 weekly sessions is highly recommended to ensure maximum benefits.
Acupuncture can help with Pain, Sciatica, Arthritis, Lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, IBS, digestive issues, Insomnia, Allergies(hay fever), women's health issues (menopause, menstruation issues), Anxiety/depression and smoking cessation.
Gua Sha translates as 'press-stroke' creating small petechiae (red dots) on the skins surface. This ancient technique including cupping therapy is particularly effective for musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, muscle and tendon injuries, sports related injuries, increases mobility (trigger point and fascial release) , migraines and headaches, digestive disorders, asthma, colds, allergies, hay fever, bronchitis and lung congestion.
A detailed consultation will be taken before the treatment, which will include a pulse and tongue examination, medical history and presenting symptoms discussion. This whole process will take an 1 hour and 30 minutes.
A short discussion on your previous weeks experience to treatment (changes in symptoms etc), pulse and tongue examination then treatment. This process will take 1 hour.
During treatment I may decide to use extra therapy along side acupuncture, this will enhance the efficacy of the procedure. This may include Gua Sha, cupping therapy, Moxa, massage, trigger point or myofascial release techniques.
This protocol is conducted for the purposes of hot flushes, detoxification, stress/anxiety and to minimise withdrawal symptoms (nicotine). Small ultra fine needles are inserted into the ear and retained for 30 minutes. This treatment can be done individually or in a group setting should you wish to book with others.
Individual treatment for smoking cessation, hot flushes, cravings, anxiety and stress. Full procedure including consultation will take 40 minutes.
Each treatment takes 40 minutes in total and will be given on a weekly basis.
Book a NADA session with friends/family and enjoy the benefit of a reduced rate of £25 per person. If you know of others who suffer with hot flushes, nicotine cravings or stress this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy this drug free alternative form of treatment together. Minimum of 4 patients per group, full session time 1 hour.