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Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a holistic approach to getting people well. I work with you to diagnose what the underlying cause of your condition is and then I can tailor a treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice to help maximize the treatment outcome for you. This approach treats the symptoms you want help with and often other beneficial changes occur alongside, as you body's natural balance is restored.

 

Acupuncture can be safely combined with western medicine to benefit patients with a range of conditions and in May 2009 NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) issued guidelines recommending that acupuncture be made available on the NHS for chronic lower back pain. 

 

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Persistent low back pain, new NHS guidelines)

 

 

Holistic care - Means that sometimes a patient's condition requires more that one therapeutic approach. I have a network of different practitioners (e.g. Osteopaths, Chiropracters, Podiatrists, Sport and Physiotherapists) whom I work alongside and where appropriate can refer the patient to them. In this way, we can often achieve a more complete recovery, which includes an important element of rehabilitation, especially with chronic injuries and conditions.

 

 

Pain
Sports Injuries
Womens Health and Fertility
Fertility Support
Anxiety, Depression and Stress
Respiratory and Allergic conditions
Headaches
Neurological Conditions
Smoking, Weight loss Support
Facial Acupuncture
Seasonal Tune up

 

 

 

Pain

Pain - Chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain and arthritis of the body: neck, back, shoulder, elbow knee and foot etc.

  • Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and causes the release of pain relieving chemical messengers resulting in pain relief

  • Often enables the patient to reduce their depedence on pain medication, which reduces associated side effects Increases local microcirculation which aids dispersal of swelling and bruising

  • Supression of the peripheral inflammatory response can limit damage caused by swelling Breaks down scar tissue which facilitates healing resulting in remodelling of affected soft tissues

 

 

Sports Injuries
  • Sports injuries, acute, traumatic and chronic or overuse injuries

  • Injured atheletes who receive acupuncture are often able to return to training more quickly than would otherwise be possible and the treatment is therefore used by top sports people and athletes, including the British Lions Rugby team, many Premiership football teams and the British Olympic team to treat musculoskeletal problems

  • Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and causes the release of pain relieving chemical messengers resulting in pain relief

  • Increases local microcirculation which aids dispersal of swelling and bruising

  • Often enables the patient to reduce their dependence on pain medication which reduces associated side effects

  • Breaks down scar tissue which facilitates healing resulting in remodelling of affected soft tissues

  • Promotes faster recovery and return to training more quickly

 

 

Women's Health

Chinese acupuncture has been used to treat many aspects of women's health for thousands of years. As a member of ACT North West (Acupuncture and Childbirth Trust) I am qualified to safely treat women throughout their pregnancy and prepare them for labour, teaching them the acupressure points to help them manage the pain of childbirth and assist them in preparing their bodies for an efficient labour.

  • Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea)

  • Premenstrual tension (PMT)

  • Infertility and to support IVF treatment

  • Pregnancy associated conditions

  • Menopausal symptoms - sweating, low mood, fatigue, difficulty in concentration

 

 

Anxiety and Depression

Stress related conditions such as; low mood, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, sleeping problems, heartburn, fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), appetite disorders and poor concentration.

 

 

Respiratory Conditions

Allergies, asthma, hay fever, coughs and sinusitis

 

 

Headaches

Chinese medicine recognises many different types of headache and through diagnosing the cause of your headache from a Chinese perspective, we are better able to treat the symptoms and give longer term relief.

 

 

Neurological Conditions

Patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease may use Chinese acupuncture to help with a range of symptoms they experience, both physical and emotional.

 

 

Addictions problems (smoking)

Acupuncture and particularly Auricular acupuncture (ear) has been widely used to help manage the side effects of withdrawal from an addictive substance. 

 

 

Facial Acupuncture

Although a relatively new approach in the west, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has been used for many hundreds of years as a beauty aid. Using a combination of acupuncture, moxibustion, facial massage and cupping, we can help to improve the texture, condition and colour of the skin. Many factors can affect our skin, weather conditions such as sun and wind can lead to damage and premature ageing. Chronic illness, overwork, emotional trauma such as bereavement or divorce can all affect the delicate balance of our Qi. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, working at the physical and emotional level, can help to restore the balance these situations disrupt. "Beauty is more than skin deep" 

 

 

Seasonal Tune Up!

One answer to reducing sickness levels is to improve general wellbeing. A quarterly seasonal tune up with an acupuncturist can help improve overall health by enhancing the body's immune system to keep illness at bay. A seasonal tune up can also provide a boost in energy levels, lifting mood and improving a person's sense of wellbeing.