Acupuncture is based on a history of healthcare which can be referenced back through over 2000 years of practice in China and the Far East. It was subsequently modernised in the mid 1900's under the People's Republic of China to work alongside Western Medicine. Acupuncture works on the basis of enabling and individual to meet their full potential on a body, mind and spirit basis.
It is based on the theory that symptoms of poor health, pain or illness are signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture is to restore the body's equilibrium by focussing on the individual's needs and not just their symptoms.
We are all unique and so no two treatments are ever the same.
In the UK, acupuncture is well respected as a treatment for many conditions and works well alongside conventional western health care.
In recent years, acupuncture has performed well in western medical trials and is now commonly recommended by doctors for a variety of conditions. A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that acupuncture can treat a wide range of health problems.
The NHS recognises that there is reasonable evidence that acupuncture can help the following conditions:
• chronic back pain
• dental pain
• pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy
• nausea and vomiting after an operation
• pain and discomfort during oocyte retrieval (a procedure used during IVF)
• osteoarthritis of the knee
Clients base tends to seek out treatment for a far wider list of conditions and we are always happy to speak with a prospective client to discuss their individual needs, by phone or in person.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of 'qi', your body's vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which may result in symptoms of pain and illness or disease. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
During a consultation, we will use diagnostic methods to prepare an acupuncture treatment plan personal to you. The plan includes looking at your lifestyle and medical history, taking your pulses, looking at your tongue and your blood pressure.
The frequency and number of sessions will depend on your specific condition. Generally you should allow for 3 or 4 sessions in order see significant results, though most people do see a difference after one or two sessions. After the initial treatment programme, clients tend to put themselves in a management plan having sessions say every 8 to 12 weeks, in order to keep their health at a premium.
Booking a Session
If you would like to book a session, simply select from the top of the page, the practitioner you would like to book with and use the contact form on their page to get in touch with them. If you are not sure who you would like to book with, you can just send a general enquiry to the Centre via our Contact Us page.