Diagnosis & Treatment

Initial Consultation and Diagnosis

During your first acupuncture consultation a full history of your general health and details of your current symptoms and lifestyle is taken into account, this helps to establish a clear picture and understanding of the underlying cause of disease and to formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Acupuncture diagnosis focuses on the individual person and not just their illness. All symptoms are seen in relation to each other, so, two people with the same western diagnosis will be treated differently.

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture works by bringing balance to the flow of subtle energy Qi through out the body. The insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points along the meridian pathways are used to help stimulate the flow of qi. This helps to clear blocked, weak, and imbalanced qi, and re establish the free flow of qi through out the whole body. This in turn nourishes and revitalises the whole body, and helps to clear and calm the mind and emotions.

Who is acupuncture good for?

Acupuncture is suitable people for people of all ages including children.

Are acupuncture needles safe?

Needles are sterile, disposable, single use only.

Do acupuncture needles hurt?

Acupuncture needles are so fine that there is little discomfort when they are inserted, perhaps a slight momentary tingle may be experienced along the meridian pathway, this is good, it is an indication that connection with an acupuncture point has been made point has been made. Moxabustion, electro acupuncture and needle free laser acupuncture, together with relaxation techniques are used when necessary.

How many sessions will I need?

Treatment frequency and length of treatment depends on many factors, such as, the individual condition, how long you have experienced symptoms, general health and constitution, lifestyle etc. Change may quickly occur after the first two or three treatments others may need longer term treatment. When positive change and symptom relief begins to occur, frequency of treatment becomes less.

Prescribed medication and acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture can be very effective when used in combination with conventional medical treatment. If you are taking prescribed medication for your condition it is advisable to inform your doctor that you are receiving acupuncture treatment. In many cases it will be possible to reduce your need for medication.

Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common health problems. Helping to bring relief from symptoms of dis-ease and to restore general wellbeing and equilibrium.

Symptoms of pain and illness

Stress • Anxiety • Depression • Insomnia • Fatigue and low energy • Allergies • Headache • Migraine • Autoimmune diseases • Backache • Frozen Shoulder • Digestive disorders • Neurological conditions • Gynaecological conditions such as heavy and or painful periods and PMT • Infertility • Pregnancy

If you are experiencing a symptom not listed here do feel free to discuss whether acupuncture could help you. Contact: 07787870841