These are some of the conditions which may respond well to Acupuncture. Arthritis anywhere in the body. Scars where they are causing pain. Digestive problems. Fertility issues. Numbness anywhere including foot numbness. Anxiety. Depression. Stopping smoking. Insomnia and other sleep problems such as sleepwalking. Migraines. Hernia.
A home visit can be helpful for someone who is very elderly or disabled, or in very severe pain, and cannot get to the clinic.
If you are considering using acupuncture to improve fertility, it may be a good idea to try acupuncture for a few monthly cycles before beginning IVF or other hormonal fertility treatment. For some types of infertility especially those where the cause is unknown, acupuncture may be able to help prepare your body for a successful … Read more
It is very very unusual for needles to break. The way they are constructed means that they will tend to bend, rather than break. The major risk of breakage is if the client moves or rolls over while the needles are in their body. Obviously the acupuncturist will ask the client to remain still throughout … Read more
It is quite difficult to make general predictions. I usually intend to keep the number of treatments as low as possible. The main factors that influence the frequency of treatment are: 1. How long the imbalance has been in place. For example, sciatica that has been a problem for 10 years may take more appointments … Read more
Not often. Also some areas of my body, especially on my own back are very difficult to get to. There is a major difference between me putting needles in myself and any untrained person doing so. I would strongly recommend that anyone who has not completed a full professional acupuncture training course, does not attempt … Read more
Types There are basically two types of acupuncture needles used here, Chinese and Japanese. The Chinese ones have metal handles, the Japanese have coloured plastic handles. All of them are very fine and solid, not hollow like the ones used to take blood samples. The colour on the handle indicates the thickness of the needle. … Read more
Can Myalgic Encephalomyelitis be treated with acupuncture? This is one of the most difficult questions to answer. The answer is sometimes. Some people with ME respond very well to acupuncture and see a significant improvement. For other people acupuncture seems to have little or no effect. As ME is a very difficult condition to treat … Read more
Acupuncture is not painful but different people feel different things. Some experience a mild tingling whilst others feel warmth or heaviness. The needles themselves are so thin that most of the time clients are not aware that they have actually been placed. Find out more about acupuncture needles >
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It is often seen as a form of complementary or alternative medicine, but it is based on a scientific theory developed in China and Japan over many centuries. The … Read more