Is Acupuncture for you?
"I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is not getting results from traditional medicine. After feeling exhausted for a long time and then more recently experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain with no apparent cause, I decided to try acupuncture.
After only 3 sessions I feel like a different person. Allana at Boost Acupuncture carries out a thorough consultation and is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I will definitely carry on using acupuncture as maintenance and as an alternative to traditional medicine when required."
"Allana has recently been treating me for the residual pain associated with a case of shingles and I feel I have benefited enormously from Acupuncture treatment.
Allana's professional, calm, kind and considerate nature are an added bonus and I would urge anyone who is nervous of trying Acupuncture to give her a call"
“I am in my sixties and I was suffering with my right knee it was painful and kept swelling up, I visited the consultant at the hospital who told me there was nothing he could do about it as it was natural wear & tear.
I decided to try Acupuncture and went to see Allana and since then I have never looked back. I have no swelling or pain and I found it hard to believe as I really thought I would struggle to be walking by now.
I look forward to my Acupuncture sessions and have been seeing Allana for the last 6 years.”
"I suffer from IBS and I have found Acupuncture works for me.
I would highly recommend others to try a course of treatments with Allana to see how it can help them."
What to expect during your Consultation?
Duration - 30 minutes
Cost - £25
What to expect during your Treatment?
Duration - 50 minutes
Cost - £70
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, have many tools to use and not just needles. Depending on your symptoms and TCM diagnosis, some of the below maybe used during your treatment and will be explain before used.
Most acupuncture points are used on the lower legs and arms, to save you getting undressed I would suggest to wear loose fitted clothing so your lower legs can be exposed. If not, it is no problem and a towel can be place over your lap. Some patients like to wear a pair of shorts.
Why may you consider to have Acupuncture?
Mind and Body Balance
You don't have to have something wrong with you to have Acupuncture, it can be part of a wellness program on a monthly, quarterly or whenever you feel necessary.
The signs of stress can vary from one individual to the next. Stress has physical, behavioral and emotional effects on our health and well-being. In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being. Factors that affect stress levels include work, alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death in the family, lifestyle, drugs, poor nutrition and unemployment. Acupuncture can help to support you through these challenging times.
Do you suffer from bloating, pain, acid reflux? Are your stools loose, alternating or are you constipated? This treatment can help to regulate your stools and reduce bloating, pain and acid reflux.
Anxiety & Depression
Five Elements Acupuncture is fantastic for emotional imbalances and understands different peoples needs. Acupuncture can also support you, if you're reducing your medication with the guidance of your doctor.
Muscular & Skeletal
Acupuncture can help with any aches and pains in the joints and muscular tension. Everyone's pain is slightly different and what makes your pain different? When is the pain at its worst? What type of pain do you have? Stabbing, dull, achy? Is it constant or does it come and go? Is it better or worse with movement?
Balance My Cycle
Is your period painful, heavy or light flow, cycle too short or long, affecting your mood feeling angry, snappy or tearful? To get the most from your treatment, I would recommend you monitor your cycle it should be around 28 days, with the first day of your period being day 1 and see around which day of your cycle is affecting you the most. We can plan your monthly treatment around your bad time of the month to balance your cycle. Also suitable for teenage girls of menstrual age, PCOS and Endometriosis helping to regulate hormones and cycle.
Wanting to start your own family, Boost can support your body to prepare for pregnancy or if you're going though IVF.
Safe, drug free to support you and your growing baby throughout your pregnancy.
'Yang Shen- Nurturing body and mind throughout life and start young.' Su Wen
Are you going through the Menopause? This is a normal transition in a women’s life from reproductive to non-reproductive age and Acupuncture can help with this transition. Women from the age of 32, now is the time to do something about your menopause. Aiming to slow down aging, delay the onset of menopause and minimize symptoms.
Headaches & Migraines
Everyone's headaches are different and we treat them differently depending if they're dull, stabbing, throbbing and what part of your head (frontal, temples, top or back of your head).
Do you have difficulty getting off to sleep and/or waking? Nightmares that affect how you feel when you wake?
Is your skin red, itchy, weepy, feel hot, or dry? Acupuncture is great at understanding everyone's symptoms are slightly different and treated differently. Helping to clear heat/redness, reduce itching, clear damp or to nourish.