Acupuncture for Common Conditions

 

Acupuncture offers the possibility of
medication free treatment for many common conditions.

It is safe and effective, and may help you with a wide range of
physical, mental & emotional health issues.

 

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It is commonly found to be helpful for:

Aches, pain and injuries
Addictions (e.g Alcohol and smoking)
Allergies (e.g Hayfever)
Anxiety
Arthritis & rheumatism
Back pain
Depression
Digestive issues (e.g. Diarrhoea, constipation & IBS)
Emotional issues (e.g. Grief, anger & worry)
Gynaecological issues
Headaches & migraines
Low energy
Menstrual and fertility issues
Menopausal symptoms
Miscarriage: threatened and recurrent
Pregnancy symptoms
Respiratory issues(e.g. Asthma, sinusitis & rhinitis)
Skin issues (e.g Eczema & psoriasis)
Sleep problems
Stress

 

British Acupuncture Council – latest research for over 60 conditions

NHS Choices – Common uses of acupuncture

 

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How does acupuncture work?

Physical, mental & emotional symptoms are understood as manifestations (biāo 標) of disruption emanating from a root cause (běn 本) within the natural physiology of the body.

The origin may be in the physical, mental or emotional aspects of the body’s physiology.

Specific diagnostic techniques, such as tongue and pulse diagnosis, abdominal and channel palpation, alongside talking, are used to identify the origin and nature of this disruption.

Needles are then used to stimulate specific acupuncture points (zhēnxué 針穴) to encourage the body’s normal physiology to function again.

How much treatment do I need?

Treatment is recommended regularly (about every 1-2 weeks) while you have symptoms and then, as health is restored, you may advise you to have treatment from time-to-time, depending on the root cause of the issue, to help keep your system in a state of health.

At the initial consultation we go through your medical history and combine these with our Chinese medicine diagnosis to develop a treatment plan to suit you.

Where do the needles go?

We generally use a combination of ‘local’ and ‘distal’ points. ‘Local’ points are on located near the site of any issues we wish to address. ‘Distal’ points are on your arms and legs, below your elbows and knees.

I will always discuss what points I am going to use first and make sure that you feel comfortable.

How much does it cost?

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How do I book an appointment?

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