For information on what to expect from your first appointment the British Acupuncture Council provide clear patient friendly information here.
The British Acupuncture Council have given very clear guidance on how to manage the treatment and treatment space safely during the coronavirus outbreak. Things will be a little different in the treatment room with the use of mask for patients and myself and in some cases a face shield. You will be asked to wash your hands/use hand sanitiser on arrival as well as having your temperature taken. You will also be asked to sign a declaration confirming you understand the new rules when receiving treatment. Test & Trace QR codes will also be available.
The initial treatment will take around 1 hour which includes taking your medical history, questions about your diet, digestion, sleep patterns past and current state of health. Follow up treatments are 45mins. A course of 4 to 6 treatments is recommended, although it is not uncommon to see improvements and changes as early as the 1st or 2nd treatment. Once the initial issues have been resolved most people find that a few treatments a year are sufficient for their needs.
I offer treatment for a range of conditions or for maintenance of general health and wellbeing. I have particular interest in helping people with symptoms related to the following: hypertension, diabetes, menopause, thyroid, sickle cell, old age, puberty, pain management, mental health & wellbeing including poor sleep, stress, anxiety, PTSD and bereavement. Some of my clients have provided testimonials to give an idea of the conditions I have helped with.
Acupuncture or at least Chinese Medicine is not all about needles! There are a number of other techniques that can be used during treatment. Moxa & Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha among others are all utilised during treatment. To find out more about these techniques click on the text links.
Shonishin Japanese Acupuncture for babies and children
Shonishin is a form of acupuncture that doesn't always use needles but instead a range of tools that stimulate acupuncture points without piercing the skin making it perfect for babies and children.
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture is a natural alternative to surgery and fillers such as Botox. These treatments are aimed at revitalisation using the bodies own natural collagen resources and take 1.5-2hrs. Treatment includes the use of acuRegen® products combining beauty therapy and acupuncture. acuRegen® products are specifically designed to work alongside the face and body acupuncture points. As the treatment utilises body acupuncture points, clients can often experience improvements in their overall health. 4-6 initial treatments are encouraged to see lasting results, with follow up treatments recommended on a monthly/bi-monthly basis. These treatments are not suitable for clients with high blood pressure and other heart conditions.
The ear is a microsystem of the body and many conditions can be treated by using needles and ear seeds. This is a great introduction to acupuncture and does not require clients to remove clothing which appeals to some clients. Treatment involves inserting needles into the surface of the ear. Treatments are usually between 30-45mins.
Group NADA Protocol Treatments
Why not get together with a group of friends/family or work colleagues and try a group NADA Treatment. NADA treatments involve placing up to 5 needles on the surface of the ear and are provided in a seated group setting. Treatments are non-diagnostic so no need for a long history taking everyone gets the same! NADA treatments are usually 20-40mins and are a great way to try acupuncture with a group of people that you know and are an excellent stress buster!
For more information about FREE 15 minute consultation, the treatments I offer and prices please call: 07950 651221