Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Cupping & Qigong
I am an acupuncturist with over 400 hours of clinical experience, treating a variety of conditions including Lower back and knee pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, hot flushes, osteoarthritis, anxiety, addictions, stress. I am trained to degree standard in acupuncture holding a 1st class Degree (Honours) awarded by the Association of Tradition Chinese Medicine. I study and practice health qigong and tai chi, often I will include a qigong exercise in my treatment plan if a patient request this therapy.
What Is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a positive model of good health and function which seeks to rebalance the body and return it to its natural state or Homeostasis. The body’s natural balance is important in order for it to function to its optimal levels. Signs that the body is out of balance include pain, illness, anxiety, hot flushes etc. All of these symptoms and many more can be reduced successfully with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese medicine seeks to treat the body as a whole by improving circulation, releasing blockages, reduce inflammation and decrease pain.
What To Expect From An Acupuncture Treatment
Upon arrival a comprehensive consultation is completed, along with traditional tongue and pulse diagnosis. All health systems are questioned as Traditional Chinese Medicine looks for patterns when creating treatment protocols. After the consultation is finished, a treatment plan is arranged using various modalities such as acupuncture, cupping and Qigong where applicable as well as any dietary or lifestyle suggestions. At this point the treatment plan will be explained to you and once you are happy to proceed, fine hair like needles will be inserted into the skin at various points in order to encourage the flow of Qi (Internal energy), tissue fluids and blood. The treatment once started usually lasts for 20 minutes during which time the patient will stay calm and relaxed.
I offer both body and auricular acupuncture depending on the requirements of the patient. Auricular acupuncture uses points on the ear in order to stimulate various responses in the body. Auricular acupuncture has shown to be successful in aiding the cessation of smoking, weight loss, addictions, depression.
Gua Sha (Body)
Health Qigong (upon request)
Consultation 30mins 20
Consultation with first treatment £60
Follow up appointments £50
Block of 5 sessions £220