Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which originated around 100 BC in China. It involves the use of very fine sterilised needles inserted in specific points along meridians (energetic channels in the body). This stimulates the flow of Qi (energy) in order to resolve blockages that cause disharmony in the body.
TCM acupuncture is considered a holistic practice since it treats the person as a whole rather than individual parts. Emotions, diet and lifestyle are closely connected with the disease which make it essential for the diagnosis.
Acupuncture in the UK is performed by practitioners who have achieved a degree level training (3,600 hours) in University or College accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).
For new patients, initial consultations can be conducted online or over the phone. I will ask you questions related to your health to understand the cause of the imbalance. Follow up consultations will take no more than 10 min.
In addition to acupuncture, I might need to use other techniques to enhance the treatment such as heat therapy, cupping or massage. Needles are usually left in the body between 20-30 min.
I will send you tailored dietary and lifestyle advice to complement and make the treatment more effective. Your cooperation can enhance the treatment and reduce the number of sessions needed.