Alison Sumner BSc (Hons) MCSP AACP
Registered with the Health Professions Council.
The practice of acupuncture has grown rapidly over the years and is now a widely accepted form of treatment for many conditions. the medical profession now acknowledge what the Chinese have believed and practised for thousands of years.
Acupuncture is a small part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The theory of TCM states that the human body is made up of channels of energy (chi) which must remain in balance for us to remain in a healthy state.
There are many point around the body that allow access to the channels of energy and these are called acupuncture points. Acupuncture needles are inserted into theses designated areas to restore balance. From a Western Medicine point of view, research shows that our body’s naturally occurring chemicals are released during acupuncture treatment.
The fine needles we use are sterilised and used only once therefore removing the risk of cross infection. The needling sensation can vary from person to person and point to point – warm, aching or tingling sensations are all normal.
What Conditions can acupuncture help?
Skin conditions, weight control, stop smoking, anxiety, depressions, stree, headaches, migraine, stomach, bowl problems, joint, muscular pain, arthritis, lethargy, fatigue, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, tinnitus, frozen shoulder, tennis, golfers elbow, back pain, sciatica, neck pain.
Clients are required to have eaten within the 2 hours prior to their appointment time.
Needles can be in situ for up to 30 minutes.
You may notice after treatment some common sensations:
Tiredness, thirst, light headedness, slight increase in ache, slight change in body temperature, tenderness, mild bruising around insertion point.
Some people respond very quickly to acupuncture and notice an improvement within 2 or 3 treatments. Some may require more sessions depending upon the severity of their condition.
Initial Consultation plus First Treatment £35
Subsequent Treatments £30
If you donate blood regularly you may need a certificate to ensure safe practice. Please ask your practitioner about this.
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