We are pleased to welcome Rachel Stocker as our new acupuncturist
WHAT IS IT?
Acupuncture dates back thousands of years and involves inserting fine needles into points on the body. The focus is on treating the person as a whole, not just treating a symptom.
The body consists of many channels of energy (or Qi) which flows in a similar way to blood. When there is stress, illness or injury this energy flow is interrupted which then causes health problems.
WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH?
There are many conditions and symptoms that acupuncture can help with. The NHS and NICE currently welcome acupuncture for conditions such as lower back pain and headaches.
Some of the issues I have seen in clinic:
It brings a sense of relaxation and wellbeing to many and the patient is treated as a whole which benefits both physical and mental wellbeing
Please feel free to contact me and discuss whether it can help you.
Call: 07958 412997
WHAT HAPPENS IN TREATMENT?
Prior to treatment you will be asked about your symptoms and medical history, plus some other questions about your sleep and so on which allows a full diagnosis to be made so treatment can be tailored to you. The practiotioner will also look at your tongue and feel your pulse which are both important dagnostic tools in Chinese Medicine.
Fine needles are inserted a few millimetres into the skin at specific points and left in for around 20 minutes. All needles are pre-packed, sterilised and disposable. Acupuncture with a qualified and experienced pratitioner is safe.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
The needles are so fine that they are barely felt upon insertion. Sometimes a dull ache or tingling can be felt once the needle is in. This is normal. Patients have reported feeling tired or relaxed during treatment. Some feel energised after treatment and some feel they need to take it easy for a few hours. Many patients find that they sleep better following treatment and pain can cecrease.
HOW MUCH TREATMENT DO I NEED?
Everyone is different and so it is best to call and have a quick chat to see if acupuncture might work for you. Some patients need 6 weekly sessions and some find they continue treatment for months. Six weeks of weekly sessions is recommended to start with and improvement may well be seen within this time.
Call: 07958 412997
HOW IS ACUPUNCTURE REGULATED?
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK's largest professional body for traditional acupuncturists. Membership of the BAcC guarantees excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct. All members are fully i9nsured and undertake coninuing professional development annually. The BAcC can be contacted through their website www.acupuncture.org.uk
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