It’s all a question of balance
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of medicine based on more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes acupuncture, herbs, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong, tai chi) and dietary therapy.
Traditional acupuncture aims to bring the body back into balance by using ultra-fine sterile needles inserted into specific points on channels, or meridians, located on the body. These points have specific functions to impact the energetic flow of energy around the body – otherwise known as Qi, or Chi – which can become blocked or depleted. This can manifest as physical discomfort, pain, a diagnosed medical condition or a general feeling of malaise. You might be suffering with low mood, depression and anxiety; unable to understand why you are feeling this way. This is where acupuncture can help.
Five Element Acupuncture
The 5 elements style of diagnosis focuses on the elements of: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood and how they can become out of balance in an individual, leading to ill health. Your constitutional element is evaluated when you come for treatment by using, colour, sound, emotion and odour and specific points are then used to bring that element back into balance, restoring the overall balance of energy in the body
What to expect
At your initial consultation we will spend up to 1.5 hours discussing your current symptoms and take a detailed health history, in order to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. Follow up appointments will be up to 1hr. No two people are usually treated in the same way, even if they suffer with the same condition. This approach to healing is one of the strengths of acupuncture: it encourages your body’s own healing response, to restore physical, emotional and mental equilibrium.
*Some earlier or later appointments may be available on request
£65 (1.5 hrs)
Follow up appointments:
£50 (up to 1 hr)
£65 (Sundays & bank holidays)
- Back pain
- Cancer care
- Circulatory problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain
- Menstrual irregularities
- Menopausal symptoms
- Pain Relief
- Substance misuse
Acupuncture is safe to use with other treatments
If you are considering acupuncture, it is a remarkably safe and effective form of treatment that can be used as a stand-alone treatment or alongside conventional medical procedures or pharmaceuticals.
Other techniques used alongside acupuncture
Contrary to Western diets, TCM dietary therapy considers the energetic qualities of the foods suited to the individual and how these can influence their long term health.
Small electrodes are placed on the needles to stimulate the flow of Qi, or blood to relieve pain, muscle spasms and tension.
Downward strokes are applied to the area with a smooth-edged massage tool, to increase blood flow and relieve tension or stiffness.
Cupping is a technique that uses thick glass cups, or suction cups, placed on the body to treat blockages by increasing blood flow, to relieve pain and tension deep within the muscles and tissues.
Moxibustion is the application of heat to various acupuncture points on the body by burning a moxa stick, or cones. This is good for cold conditions, to relax tight muscles and to help draw out chesty coughs and colds.
Ear points are stimulated with needles to benefit the flow of energy. This can help with withdrawal from substance abuse and the related emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and panic experienced at this time. It can also benefit anxiety and depression.