What is acupuncture?

 

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most common medical therapies used in the world.  It is a gentle and effective approach to healing both chronic and acute health issues. Extremely fine needles, about the size of a human hair, are inserted at key points in order to trigger natural healing mechanisms in the body.

 

Acupuncture was originally used as preventative healthcare and is regularly used by many people in this way - as a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 

What can Acupuncture treat?

 

Acupuncture is used to treat an extensive range of conditions and health issues, including the following: 

 

 

 

Emotional Wellbeing / Mental Health:

 

Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Panic attacks

PTSD

Addictions

 

Physical wellbeing:

 

Insomnia/Sleep Problems

Fatigue

Weight Loss

 

Digestive:


Acid Reflux
Bloating
Colitis
Constipation/Diarrhea
Eating Disorders
Gastritis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Nausea/Vomit

 

Neurological:


Dizziness and Vertigo
Headaches and Migraine
Facial Palsy
Intercostal Neuralgia
Meniere’s Disease
Peripheral Neuropathies
Stroke Rehabilitation (Paresis)
Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musculo-skeletal:

 

Acute/Chronic Pain
Arthritis
Back/Neck/Shoulders/Knee Pain
Fibromyalgia
Frozen Shoulder
Local Trauma (Sprain, Strain, Tendonitis)
Post-Operative Pain
Sciatica

Whiplash
 

Female conditions:


Period pain
Irregular Periods
Infertility
Menopausal Symptoms
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

 

Male conditions:


Impotence

Infertility

 

Respiratory:


Asthma
Allergies
Bronchitis
Common Cold
Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Snoring
Sore Throat

 

Other:

 

Acne and other Skin Issues
Addictions/Smoking
Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
Diabetes
Hypertension

Palpitations

Toothache 

Does acupuncture hurt?
 

This is a very common question when enquiring about acupuncture. The fact is that the needles used are extremely thin, around 0.2mm - similar to the size of a human hair. Therefore most people barely feel a thing when needles are inserted, some people may feel a light pinch.

 

Typical treatments require only around 5-7 needles.  Removal of the needles is painless.

 

Is acupuncture safe? 

 

Acupuncture is very safe when preformed by a qualified practitioner. Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, individually packaged, and disposable. 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) comments that unlike many drugs, acupuncture is non-toxic and adverse reactions or side effects are minimal. 

 

How long do treatments take?

 

Treatments are 60 minutes long.

 

 

If you have any other questions or queries, please call Richard on 07790 294175