Conditions Treated

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Similar to conventional medicine, acupuncture can assist in the management and treatment of many conditions, both physically and psychologically.

Circulation

  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
Digestive

  • Heartburn / Indigestion
  • IBS / Diverticulitis
  • Constipation
  • Loose stools
Emotional

  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Fear / Panic attacks
Fatigue

  • Tiredness
  • Exhaustion
  • Lethargy
  • Insomnia
Gynaecological

  • PMT (pre menstrual tension)
  • Painful / Irregular periods
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Sydrome)
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
Joint and Muscle Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Neck / Shoulder
  • Back / Hip / Knee pain
  • RSI
  • Golf / Tennis elbow
Respiration/Allergies            

  • Asthma
  • Hayfever
  • Sinusitis
  • Colds / Flu
  • Weakened immunity
Skin Conditions

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne

I have a particular interest in treating those who are experiencing stress, anxiety, tiredness and depression, these often are the underlying or root cause of many of the above ailments.

In addition I enjoy treating women’s health conditions such as PMT, period problems, infertility and menopause, all of which respond favourable when treated with acupuncture.

The success obtained when treating headaches and migraines is widely recognised and accepted by conventional medical practitioners, who regularly refer patients when conventional treatment has not been successful.

The combination of acupuncture and massage I find particularly effective when treating muscular/skeletal problems such as neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee pain.

About traditional acupuncture

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional medicine, which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past decade traditional acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare in the UK. In conjunction with needling, the practitioner may use techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, massage or electro-acupuncture. They may also suggest dietary or lifestyle changes.

Traditional acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The traditional acupuncturist’s skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment. The choice of acupuncture points will be specific to each patient’s needs. Traditional acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well-being.

An increasing weight of evidence from Western scientific research (see evidence and research tabs on page for each condition) is demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating a wide variety of conditions. From a biomedical viewpoint, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system, influencing the production of the body’s communication substances – hormones and neurotransmitters. The resulting biochemical changes activate the body’s self-regulating homeostatic systems, stimulating its natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well-being.