Can acupuncture help me?
Our specialist acupuncture practitioners are experienced in treating a varied range of conditions from the physical, like osteoarthritic knee pain, to the internal, such as nausea and vomiting. As you are an individual, your situation is personal to you. This means that your treatment must be tailored to suit your needs.
To find out how we can help, feel free to contact us by phone or email. One of our knowledgeable practitioners will be happy to answer all your questions.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3000 years ago. It has been developing ever since and is presently used as a primary healthcare system throughout the world.
It involves the insertion of very fine needles into active areas of the body known as acu-points and works to regulate the circulatory system, nervous system, hormonal system and myofascial sheets of the body.
All our practitioners are qualified members of the respected British Acupuncture Council.
What can I expect from my first acupuncture appointment?
In your appointment your practitioner will begin by taking a detailed history of your situation making sure he understands it fully. This usually takes around 30 minutes. Only on completion of this history, with all the facts, will the practitioner make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment.
A typical acupuncture treatment involves up to 10 needles stimulating points on the arms, legs and back or abdomen and lasts around 20 minutes.
Due to expectation the first treatment can sometimes begin uncomfortably, but it is not painful. People often describe the feeling during treatment as tingling, warming or expanding and many clients often relax so much that they fall asleep. You often feel much better about your follow up consultations after you realise acupuncture is no big deal, and has pleasant results.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
Some situations may require as few as 2 or even 1 acupuncture treatments, where as persistent conditions may require ongoing care.
Everyone’s situation is different. Your practitioner will be better able to answer this question after finding out more information.