What Can Acupuncture treat?
Common complaints presented at Clinic include:
- INTERNAL DISEASE
Allergies, Oedema, Arthritis, Asthma, Sinusitis, Dizziness, Thyroid Disorders, Hay Fever, Tinnitus, Hypertension, Tiredness, Migraine
Acne, Eczema, Urticaria, Psoriasis
- DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Wind, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease.
- MUSCULAR-SKELETAL PROBLEMS
Back pain, Neck Ache, Sciatica, Painful Knees, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow.
Amenorrhoea, Irregular Periods, Endometriosis, Painful Periods (dysmenorrhoea), Hot Flushes, PMS, Infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Morning Sickness, Delayed Labour.
- MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS
Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Insomnia.
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight loss
What will the treatment involve?
As your practitioner, I will begin by taking a full case history, as well as examining the tongue and the pulse. Based on this assessment, I will then be able to construct a tailor-made treatment program to address your particular health concerns.
Is Acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture bears little resemblance to our experience of injections. Firstly the needles are very fine and solid, rather than hollow. There is minimum feeling on insertion and, once in place, patients usually report an achy or tingling sensation. The needles are retained for 20-25 minutes, and there may be a heavy sensation in the limbs and a pleasant feeling of relaxation.
How many treatments will I need?
Initially treatments are once or twice a week. Sometimes the effects are dramatic and you may only need a couple of sessions. Sometimes the effects are subtle and, particularly with chronic conditions, you may need treatment for several months. Once balance has been restored, maintenance sessions every three months are recommended.
Recommendations before and after treatment
It is advisable to eat before you come, as acupuncture can lower blood sugar levels. Most people find Acupuncture very calming and relaxing. You may feel tired and sleepy after a treatment, which is absolutely normal. If at all possible you should try to make time to relax afterwards.
Is it safe?
I only use the finest grade of needles, which are individually wrapped and sterilised. After a single use, each needle is disposed of.