Ancient Wisdom, Modern Wellness
Acupuncture is a complete method of diagnosis through methodical and detailed observation of the human body originating from China over 3,000 years ago. Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It regulates the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy by inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body. Sometimes, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
How can acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture is beneficial for a wide range of conditions. Whatever your health issue, treatment is designed to affect your whole body and not just your symptoms, so you may notice other niggling complaints also get better with a course of treatment.
What happens in a session?
During the initial consultation, we will ask you about your medical history and lifestyle, as well as your symptoms. We may look at your tongue and read your pulses. This information helps us to create your individual treatment plan, and we will agree a treatment plan together.
We will decide on the points which is right for your whole body, as well as your symptoms. Once in place, the needles are left in for about 20 minutes and you may be left to rest. Please expect the first session to be an hour and half to allow for the consultation and treatment. Subsequent treatments last about an hour.
How many sessions will I need?
Weekly sessions are quite usual to begin with, for perhaps five or six treatments, reducing in frequency as your body responds. We will suggest how often you should come for treatment during the first session.
Is Acupuncture safe?
All needles are sterilised and kept in secure packaging. Once they have been used, they are safely disposed. We follow a safe code of practice as a member of the British Acupuncture Council to ensure your upmost health and safety.
Will my health insurance pay for Acupuncture?
Some private medical insurance and healthcare cash schemes cover acupuncture treatment, so check with your provider.
Should I tell my GP?
You should let your doctor know if you are having acupuncture. Please let us know if you are taking medication.
If you plan to give blood, please let us know, as you cannot give blood until it has been four months from completion of treatment.