Acupuncture is the insertion of fine sterile disposable needles into specific acupuncture points to reduce pain especially that caused by the musculo-skeletal system and to balance qi (energy) in the body in order to improve health and vitality.
I practice Acupuncture Chinese Approach which is deep needling with strong de-qi (needling) sensation, as well as Master Tung’s Acupuncture using mostly distant points and pain free needling. I use Electric and Subcutaneous Acupuncture for pain relief as well as Ear and Scalp Acupuncture and other Micro-Acupuncture Systems.
I have trained at the BODYHARMONICS® Centre in Cheltenham and I have spent four weeks of clinical practice in an Affiliated Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Shandong University in Jinan/China. I am a registered member of the Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council and CNHC Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (for Microsystems Acupuncture).
“To be a good practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you need to be skilled, kind hearted and honest.”
The majority of my clients first seek treatment when suffering from pain or injuries related to the musculo-skeletal system.
However acupuncture can help with many other conditions as well as many subtle and in Western medicine not easily defined components of health (subclinical symptoms) and bring enormous relief to people in many differing situations. Acupuncture can also be used as preventive and health enhancing treatment.
Acupuncture like every medicine has its correct dosage: Whilst some benefits are experienced immediately, a course of 3-4 sessions will usually be necessary. Thereafter I recommend monthly top up treatments.
Pain Relief Acupuncture – for the treatment of sports injuries and lower back pain and chronic conditions such as arthritis
Most pain is of musculeo skeletal origin: neck, shoulders, lower back and knees. Acupuncture is recognised for its painkilling effects in the treatment of chronic and acute pain conditions as well as sports injuries and can help to reduce inflammation in arthritis.
Acupuncture is used alongside with Western medicine.
Wellbeing and restorative acupuncture – to help with stress, enhance health and a new way to relax
Stress can cause physical and emotional problems as well as illness. It manifests itself in chronic muscular tension, headaches, depression, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual problems etc. While massage has an immediate effect on the body and mind, acupuncture provides a longer lasting and more profound effect, working from the inside out and helping you to regain some balance and perspective. For the ultimate stress-busting treatment book a 1.5 hour appointment. This will include a full body massage which will highlight and treat any physical problems and can be viewed as a body MOT, followed by a very relaxing and balancing acupuncture prescription.
Weight loss acupuncture
This is not just about beauty, but your health. Weight loss doesn’t depend on a healthy diet and exercise alone, but also on a healthy digestive system. Acupuncture can improve the function of the digestive organs and thereby reduce bloating and fluid retention, increasing energy levels and well-being.
Usually this treatment consists of 6 sessions, but even a few sessions can help provide an immediate kick-start to loosing weight and take away the heaviness and tiredness that comes from carrying excess weight and result into an incentive to make necessary life-style changes.
I provide basic advise on nutrition according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.