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:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Dizziness and Vertigo
Headaches and Migraine
Stroke Rehabilitation (Paresis)
Local Trauma (Sprain, Strain, Tendonitis)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Acne and other Skin Issues
Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
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