Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA) works by regulating the flow of energy (Qi) through the body. This stimulates the body's own healing response so restoring its natural balance. Unlike western acupuncture, TCA works by relieving the symptoms but also treating the underlying cause. In turn this promotes ongoing physical health and emotional wellbeing.
The holistic nature of TCA means that whatever symptoms are being treated, there is a beneficial impact on body, mind and spirit. Patients are often delighted by unexpected changes, apart from the relief of the immediate symptoms. As a patient you will find that the whole approach of TCA is to treat you as an individual. The course of treatment is tailored specifically to you - there is no one size fits all in TCA!
TCA has been used for thousands of years to promote and maintain good health and is now the most commonly used form of complementary medicine. Under the auspices of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) it is also one of the safest, as their codes of safe practice and professional conduct are recognised as the gold standard by the department of health.
If you want to know more about TCA then look around the website or contact me for an informal chat about how TCA could change your life.
Veronica Wrench. Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Pin point the pain of an injury with traditional acupuncture
Did you know that many athletes use acupuncture for pain relief and performance?
Your first Treatment
What will happen at my first treatment?
(Duration 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours)
During your first visit we take the opportunity to discuss your symptoms, your medical history and your health and lifestyle. This is to ensure your treatment plan is a perfect match for your specific circumstances.
You will be asked about your symptoms:
Onset and history
Location, pain (Level and type)
How your condition affects you
What helps it, what makes it worse
General Health background
Current medication, supplements
Medical treatment/tests you have had
Medical history, illnesses, operations, accidents
Questions about you: sleep, appetite, mood etc
Health Lifestyle questions
Eating habits and diet
Work, leisure and hobbies
Family health history
Pulse and Tongue diagnosis
Pulses are felt on both wrists
Tongue is observed
A treatment plan will then be designed specifically to address the diagnosed imbalances in your body and acupuncture points will be chosen and used in your first treatment.
My name is Veronica Wrench and I graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture at Salford University, gaining a first class BSc Honours degree. With this qualification I was able to became member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s largest and most respected professional body for the practice of acupuncture. Their Codes of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice ensure my patients are guaranteed highest possible clinical standards.
A successful 20 year career in the pharmaceutical industry enabled me to gain a great understanding of western medical conditions and their treatment. This knowledge combined with my acupuncture training ensures I can take a practical and holistic approach to many aspects of health and wellbeing.
The current western medical approach to managing people’s health tends to be focused on resolving symptoms and sometimes as a consequence the patient’s needs are not fully met, as the patient’s ability to be part of the process gets lost in the technical necessity of following guidelines and adhering to best clinical practice.
Many of the common conditions I treat such as anxiety, depression and musculoskeletal pain are those the NHS, with limited time and resource, can struggle to deliver for you the patient.
What can acupuncture do for you?