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Acupuncture TCMAcupuncture is a part of Chinese traditional medicine that has developed and evolved over more than 3,000 years. In recent times it has become increasingly available in the U.K. and is used to treat a wide range of conditions.

Acupuncture diagnosis and treatment aims to treat the root cause as well as your main symptoms.

Acupuncture works to reassert the body’s own healing processes and maintain its homeostatic checks and balances.

This approach helps to both resolve your problem and enhance your feeling of wellbeing. (You may notice that other ‘niggling’ problems resolve as your main health complaint improves).

What does the treatment involve?

Treatment involves placing very fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific points on the body which have been found to stimulate healing.

Your first treatment will involve a consultation with your acupuncturist, during which the acupuncturist will ask about your medical history, lifestyle and any prescription medication you might take. This is also an ideal opportunity for you to discuss the reasons why you need treatment and any other issues.

Most people feel very relaxed during treatment (and for a while after) so, if you drive, it is wise to have a rest before getting behind the wheel.

Research shows that acupuncture is a very safe form of treatment and it produces very few side-effects. Occasionally there may be slight pain, or bruising might occur at a needle site.

The number of treatments required – and the treatment plan – is individually tailored to you, and much depends on your presenting condition. Often acupuncture involves a course of 3-4 treatments.

Follow ups can be arranged after longer periods, usually either to ensure the condition is stable or simply as extra support.

What are the Benefits?

Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition.

Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventative measure, or to improve their sense of wellbeing.

Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.

The British Acupuncture Council keeps up to date on the latest research into acupuncture and provides information about the growing evidence base with fact sheets for over 60 conditions.

Prices + information about additional treatments

Other treatments that may be offered as part of a treatment plan might include:

*Moxibustion (provides heat stimulation to areas or acupoints)
*Cupping or Gua Sha (encourages the flow of blood and qi and the release of stress and tension in the muscles and fascia)
*Auricular Acupuncture (ear acupuncture)

Prices

Assessment (60 minutes) £40.00

Treatment (60 minutes) £40.00

Everyone is unique so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to find out how acupuncture can help you.

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