Is Acupuncture for you?
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.
How Acupuncture Works
Members of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), practise acupuncture based on Chinese Medicine principles that have been researched and refined for over 2,000 years. The first acupuncturists developed a comprehensive system of diagnosis, based on detailed observation of the human body.
Acupuncture regulates the flow of qi around the body, through pathways called meridians. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body.
I will diagnose which combination of points are right for you, after a detailed consultation covering every aspect of your health and lifestyle, as well as your symptoms.
What does it feel like?
Acupuncture with a trained and fully qualified practitioner is one of the safest and longest established forms of healthcare.
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull sensation. The single-use sterile needles come in sealed packs.
Should my doctor know?
If you have been prescribed medication we recommend you tell your doctor that you plan to have acupuncture. Do not stop taking your medication. You should tell your acupuncturist about any medication and supplements you are taking.
Does it have side effects?
Sometimes a small bruise can appear at a needle site.
Occasionally, people can feel dizzy or tired after a treatment but this passes quickly.
How many sessions will I need?
Weekly treatments are normal to begin with, reducing in frequency as your body responds. The effect is usually felt within five or six treatments. Occasionally just one or two treatments are sufficient.
Who has acupuncture?
It is suitable for people of all ages, including pregnant women, teenagers and children, and can be used alongside Conventional Medicine.
A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems. Some pregnant women have acupuncture throughout their pregnancy. Other people choose acupuncture, when their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have monthly treatments, because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
Acupuncture is widely used and accepted all over the world, both as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other forms of medicine. In the Far East, it features in mainstream healthcare.
Can it help me?
An acupuncture treatment is not only design to affect your symptoms but your whole body and you may notice other problems resolve during a course of treatments.
Click to be linked to the British Acupuncture Council website, where you will find a growing amount of evidence-based clinical researched, to how the body responds to Acupuncture and its benefits to over 60 common health complaints.
Acupuncture is considered to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions.
What does MBAcC mean to me?
With over 3,000 members the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of
traditional acupuncture. The BAcC is a founder member of the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Voluntary
Register (AVR) and maintains high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct. Acupuncturists registered with the BAcC carry the letters MBAcC after their name.
When you choose to visit a BAcC member you can be sure of:
Extensive training (minimum three years degree level), including anatomy, physiology, and other appropriate elements of western medicine
Adherence to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct
Compliance with current health and safety legislation
Full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
Up-to-date knowledge and skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development