What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture works to restore and maintain balance in the body.  It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of 'qi', your body's vital energy. For a variety of reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.


Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.

You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.


Why have acupuncture?

Some people have acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventative measure, or simply to improve their sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.




What happens in a treatment session?

On your first appointment I will ask you all about your presenting problem, how long you have had it and how it affects you in your daily life.


I will also need to know about your medical history, any medications you take and any other factors in your life which may be playing a part in your state of health. I will then discuss a treatment plan with you. Whilst I frequently use acupuncture because of it’s effectiveness in many cases, I can also offer massage and other therapies, such as cupping when appropriate. You can contact me with any questions about other treatments I practice.


The ancient Chinese had a deep understanding about the effects of internal and external influences on a person’s health and wellbeing, Acupuncture is part of a complete system of healthcare, which focuses on prevention of illness as well as treatment, I will be able to share with you the Chinese approach to self care and ways to maintain the improvements in your health