What is Acupuncture?
An acupuncturist focuses on re-establishing the smooth flow of qi by inserting very fine needles into specific points in the body. A person who is receiving acupuncture will often report not only an improvement in symptoms, but also an increased sense of well-being.
In traditional acupuncture, the physical, emotional, and mental aspect of an individual are seen as interdependent. Understanding the relationship between mind and body is central to making a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan. The focus is on the whole person rather than a particular sign or symptom in isolation. In practice this means when treating one condition like headaches, an acupuncturist may wish to understand whether there are any other seemingly unrelated issues like problems with the digestion and or feelings of irritation or worry. This information will influence the diagnosis and focus of treatment.
What does it feel like?
Many people describe their experience during an Acupuncture session as extremely relaxing. The sensations felt can be described as ones of tingling, heaviness or pulsing around the points and along the related meridians. People report a sense of feeling grounded and calm during and after their treatments.
What can Acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organisation recommends acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions in response to controlled clinical trials:
- Allergic Rhinitis (including Hayfever)
- Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- Digestion: Dysentery; Acute peptic ulcer and chronic gastritis and gastro-spasm)
- Gynaecological issues: painful periods
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Hypertension, essential
- Hypotension, primary
- Musculo-skeletal pain: Low back; neck; Sciatica; Sprain, tennis elbow
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Pregnancy: Morning sickness; turning a breech baby; Induction of labour
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Further evidence-based research has demonstrated the effective use of Acupuncture for:
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Bells Palsy
- Chroic Fatigue
- Frozen Shoulder
- IVF support
- Post Traumatic Stress
Initial consultation and treatment – 1 ½ hour - £90
Follow-up consultation – 60 minutes £65.00