Traditional Acupuncture is an ancient system of complementary medicine that has developed over 3000 years in China and other Eastern countries. It is a gentle and effective treatment that aims to treat the whole person and rectify the imbalances behind the symptoms.
At the first consultation a full history is taken, you will be asked questions about your general health and well- being, your tongue and pulse will be looked at. Very fine needles are inserted into various points in the body and left for about 20 minutes. Most people find this stage very relaxing and calming. Sometimes you might also need a massage as part of the treatment.
Traditional Acupuncture can help with a very wide variety of conditions such as Chronic pain, Depression and Anxiety, Digestive conditions like IBS, headaches, Infertility, Insomnia, Stiff neck and shoulders, OA knees, Hot flushes, post-operative and post chemo nausea and sickness, morning sickness, etc. Acupuncture can help boost the immune system and lead to long-term health and wellbeing.
Aesthetic or Cosmetic Acupuncture is used to enhance the appearance of the person. Very fine needles inserted into various points in the facial lines and body encourage collagen production and boost blood flow giving the skin a healthy glow and rejuvenation.
The National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE) recognises and recommends Acupuncture for Migraine, Tension headaches and Chronic low back ache.