Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles, which go back nearly two thousand years. Chinese Medicine looks at ill health as a sign that the body is out of balance and seeks to restore balance. Acupuncture aims to treat the root cause of the problem, not to deal with symptoms alone. Overall feelings of improved wellbeing such as better digestion and sleep might be experienced.
As part of your treatment and depending on your diagnosis, I may use other methods of Chinese Medicine practice, to achieve the best results for you. These may include auricular acupuncture, cupping, gua sha and moxibustion.
Initial consultation and treatment £45 – 1.5 hours
Follow up treatments £38 – 1 hour
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Fine needles are put in the ear using an auricular points system, to treat a range of conditions. Auricular acupuncture can be used to treat addictions, stress, anxiety and pain. I have completed training in Auriculotherapy with Jim Chalmers and in the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol for addictions and post traumatic stress disorder and APPA (Auricular Protocol for Anxiety and Pain) with Karen Charlesworth.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, in which the therapist puts special cups on your skin, for a few minutes, to create suction. The cups are then either left in place for a few minutes or moved in a sliding motion, to re-energise an area and remove muscle tension. Traditionally, cupping is also to release toxins and to treat respiratory disorders, such as asthma and colds.
Cupping may be used alongside an acupuncture treatment or on its own.