"Acupuncture is a jab well done"
It is the belief in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine that to be healthy, our bodies need to be in harmony. The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves are all interconnected- what influences one will have an impact on the others. When pain or illness are present, it indicates that the body is out of balance. To become healthy again, the equilibrium needs to be restored. Symptoms are not treated in isolation, but are viewed in the context of the whole body. The aim is to establish the ‘root’ of the problem and treat it, not just the symptoms, or ‘branches’.
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How can an Acupuncture help?
In a consultation with a practitioner, he would talk and listen to you about your problem, your health, lifestyle and medication you take. He would take note of your body language, smell and tone of voice. Your pulse would be taken, and your tongue examined. The aim would be to build up a pattern of ‘disharmony’, and make a diagnosis. The next step would be to treat the meridian with the blockage by inserting needles at specific points.
What conditions can an Acupuncturist help?
There are many varied conditions which can be treated by acupuncture. Depression is thought to be a symptom that liver qi is stagnant. Acupuncture will encourage the flow of qi which relieves the symptoms. It can also be used for chronic pain, and has found to be effective1. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release neurochemicals and endorphins which encourage self-healing. It has been used widely for infertility problems. It encourages blood to go to the reproductive organs, and helps patients to relax.
What will my first treatments consist of?
Treatment involves relaxing in a chair or on a bed, whist fine needles are inserted. They remain in place for approximately 20 minutes. You should not feel pain, but possibly a dull ache. Sometimes the needles are rotated, sometimes a mild electric current is passed through them. You will probably need a course of treatments.
How long will it take to recover?
You will often feel better after the initial treatment but results are best after a number of treatments with lifestyle interventions.
Is it affordable?
Yes acupuncture is an affordable treatment! It is not on the NHS but is available to private patients at a reasonable cost.