How does it work?
Each patient is unique and for that reason may well receive a different treatment to somebody with the same diagnosis.
Acupuncture treats the whole person balancing physical, emotional and spiritual energies. Acupuncture has been practised for thousands of years and although often used as a means of pain relief there are few health problems that acupuncture has not been used to treat.
Traditional acupuncture believes that pain and illness occur when the body’s network (meridians) of vital energy (Qi), cannot flow freely. This can be as a result of emotional and physical strain, poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infection or injury.
Ultra-fine, single use disposable needles are inserted by the acupuncturist into specific acupuncture points along the channels of energy. This may feel like a tingling sensation or dull ache for a second or two. Treatments may include the use of other traditional therapies such as Acupressure, GuaSha, Moxibustion or Cupping. (For further information please visit Other Traditional Therapies)
The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing and immune systems to promote health and restore balance.
How can it help?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises that acupuncture is effective in treating these conditions:
Acne, Anxiety, Back Pain, Colds and Flu, Depression, Eye problems, Frozen Shoulder, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gout, Headache, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Low Back Pain, Migraines, Mouth Problems, Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Post-operative Pain, Raynaud’s, Respiritory Problems, Sciatica, Stress, Tennis Elbow, Vertigo.
For further information about other conditions acupuncture has been used for, please visit www.acupuncture.org.uk
Often used in addition to western medicine, acupuncture can also help those with no specific diagnosis yet feel generally unwell, tired and with little energy.
What can I expect?
During your initial consultation a full health history will be taken and questions will be asked regarding your symptoms, health and lifestyle.
Your pulses and tongue will be examined in order to create a detailed and accurate diagnosis enabling the acupuncturist to establish where the imbalance of Qi lies.
Get the best from your treatment
Your commitment and focus towards a healthy lifestyle is invaluable in order to enhance a sense of well-being. The actions of both you and your acupuncturist can achieve balance and harmony.
To get the best from your treatment:
- Raise any concerns or questions you may have to the practitioner
- Avoid alcohol immediately before or after a treatment
- Avoid over exertion immediately before or after a treatment
- Eat a light meal before treatment
- Wear comfortable and loose clothing
- As each treatment serves as the building blocks for the next – it is beneficial to attend all treatments
I provide Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Chinese Reflexology and Tui na Medical Massage as well as offering beneficial Lifestyle and Dietary Advice. Having recently moved to Gosforth in Newcastle, I offer a most comfortable and serene environment in which one can relax and aid healing.
Mon-Fri: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sat: 10 AM – 3 PM
Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 4RT
Telephone: 07789 262704
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