Acupuncture is one of the types of treatment incorporated in Traditional Chinese Medicine, an ancient form of treatment that has been developed over thousands of years in China and other Far Eastern cultures, it is now widely across the rest of the world in private practices and increasingly in GP's surgeries.
Traditional acupuncture practice works on the basis that the mind and body should be in perfect balance.
How does it work?
Fine, disposable, sterile needles are inserted into the skin at specific points along lines of energy or 'Qi' in the body called meridians, it is used to treat a wide variety of physical and mental conditions.
Who can benefit?
Each person is diagnosed and treated individually in order to maximise the benefits from each session. Acupuncture is considered safe for children, adults and the elderly.
How many sessions will I need and how long will a treatment take?
The initial consultation will take an hour and will involve talking through such topics as medical history, current lifestyle, hopes for the outcome of the treatment. Subsequent sessions can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
The number of sessions required depends on the individual person, condition and length of time the person has had the condition. Normally you will be advised to attend a treatment once or twice a week initially. Usually some change is noticeable within 5 or 6 treatments, although sometimes only 1 or 2 treatments may be necessary.
What type of conditions can be treated?
respiratory and circulatory disorders
Pain relief/pain management
Relief from Allergies
Anxiety & insomnia
Immune system boost
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture