London Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine spanning thousands of years, where illness is seen as a disharmony of the whole body.

It is a beautiful ancient art of healing which involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at distinctive points on your body.

This modality of ‘Holistic Medicine’ is a powerful system of energy healing recognised by many cultures all over the world for centuries to restore harmony of the whole body.

Acupuncture has beneficial calming, relaxing affects, promoting physical and emotional balance and a very popular alternative approach to treat pain, regulate the body systems, manage stress and nervous related issues, and enhance overall wellness.

Are You A Suitable Candidate for our London Acupuncture Treatment?

Please read the information below carefully to evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Please consult with our London acupuncture practitioner or GP if you are in any doubt.

A consultation is essential prior to taking this treatment.

A complimentary telephone consultation is available, which will enable your practitioner to assess your medical history, your concerns and your personal goals. We can then discuss the desired treatment/s options.

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Pre Treatment

A consultation is essential prior to taking any Acupuncture treatment.

A complimentary telephone consultation will enable us to assess your concerns and establish your personal goals; we can then discuss the desired treatment/s options.

Acupuncture treatment involves taking a detailed case of your past, present, medical, and family history, including your current emotional state. You will be asked to complete a patient questionnaire and to note any medication or supplements that you are currently taking. Individual recommendations will be given if appropriate, based on naturopathic principles.

Contra-indications or Medical Precautions

There are not strict contraindications but, if you have a pacemaker then electro-acupuncture is to be avoided, however normal acupuncture without current can still be practiced.

Acupuncture is to be avoided if patients are experiencing active infections, especially cutaneous or malignancy as there may be a spread of neoplastic cells.

It is not recommended to undergo any Acupuncture treatment if patient is predisposed to suffer from any psychosis or similar psychological conditions.

More FAQs

What will the session involve?

Your practitioner will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire, including your medical and family history. You will be asked to list any medications or supplements that you may currently be taking.

A confidential, in-depth consultation follows, from which all your aspects of your health, including past medical history, diet, lifestyle, personality type, current health problems and emotional concerns.

The initial consultations along with treatment can take up to 90-120 minutes, whilst follow up appointments are generally shorter.

To start your treatment your room is personalised by offering you a choice of colour hues, scents and sounds, all of which help to express a specific mood environment to suit you; promote calm, relaxation, balance the nervous system, and improve energy levels.

You may remain fully or partially clothed and can receive the acupuncture needles while lying down and relaxed. Your practitioner will gently place her hands in various positions on your body followed by the insertion of the fine needle which are left in position between 15 – 30 minutes. You may feel a sensation of warmth, a dull ache or tingling once the needle enters the skin.

Depending on your trained  practitioner they may offer Daoist, Five Elements or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) types of acupuncture, they may also incorporate diverse techniques to include  some of the following.

Moxibustion Therapy (Moxa) , may also be used during the acupuncture treatment. This entails the burning of mug wart leaves close to the skin, to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi or energy and enhance healing.

They may also use cupping therapy where sterilised glass cups are placed on the skin to create a suction which is known to be very effective in treating and releasing stagnation and tension.

Gua Sha therapy is another traditional method which may be used which involves scraping the skin with a natural massage tool known to increase or improve circulation.

Electro-Acupuncture may also be used in the in cases of any musculoskeletal issues, a small electrical current is attached to the needles to augment regular Acupuncture and it is particularly good for treating pain.

Chinese ‘Tui Na’ Massage, as well as a range of other bodywork including Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Acupressure may also be integrated.

These other holistic modalities will be used alongside the Acupuncture where most suited, each work fundamentally by working with each person on an individual basis.

A healing treatment is usually very relaxing and can be an opportunity for emotional release, or you may simply fall asleep.

Bespoke Holistic Medicine Treatment

Your practitioner may also incorporate Herbal Medicine along with the above listed treatment modalities.

Creating a customised treatment to suit you and your health care needs whether it is an introduction to wellness, specific concerns such as pain relief or to regulate a specific system such as the nervous system, or simply to relax.

Whether you use all of these holistic medicine modalities or, on Acupuncture alone, each work fundamentally by working with each person on an individual basis.

All treatments are uniquely put together to suit the individual needs using naturopathic principles.

Why have an Acupuncture treatment?

Benefits include:

⦁ Eases tension
⦁ Promotes relaxation
⦁ Improves quality of sleep
⦁ Helps with bereavement
⦁ Reduces the effects of trauma
⦁ Provides a sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity
⦁ Lifts feelings of depression, despondency and desperation
⦁ Soothes pain
⦁ Boosts the immune system
⦁ Improves joint mobility
⦁ Enhance fertility
⦁ Support mood & mental health
⦁ Menopause
⦁ Enhances health and wellbeing
⦁ And more….

Does it hurt?

A well-developed treatment procedure will help minimise the discomfort clients may experience during the needling insertion. The utmost care is taken to make it as comfortable as possible to ensure clients can effectively manage any discomfort.

Whilst perceptions of discomfort may vary from person to person and area of the body being treated, many clients comment that the procedure is far less uncomfortable than they had expected, that it is very manageable.

How many sessions do I need?

Depending on your state of being and improvement goals, your practitioner will discuss with you if you need a course of regular sessions to achieve desired results.

How quickly will I see results?

You will immediately feel relaxed and rebalanced. Everyone’s reaction is different and no two healing treatments are the same.

How long will results last?

Following a single session, you will feel more relaxed and rebalanced for several days. There are far more long-term effects following a course of treatments. However, this depends on many factors such as how one cares for oneself post treatment, stress, work environment, exercise choices, nutrition and lifestyle influences.

Disclaimer

Any views or advice obtained via this website should not be taken as a substitutefor medical advice or treatment, especially if you are aware of, or suffer from, a specific health complaint.​​

We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP as Acupuncture and conventional medicine can be integrated when necessary to provide complementary services.

Your GP will also be able to arrange any diagnostic procedures you may need, and provide emergency cover.

The information on this website is written WITHOUT PREJUDICE

After Care

Following treatment, home care and remedial advice is provided which forms part of your treatment plan.Following treatment, home care and remedial advice is provided which forms part of your treatment plan.

This may include your prescribed Herbal Medicine, and health tips to be done at home, all of which can help restore wellness, strength and awareness within tissues, joints, body and mind.

Wellbeing Advice & Tips

 

Price & Practitioner

Initial Acupuncture Consultation £120
Follow Up Acupuncture £90

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture £150 (packages available on request with Debbie)

Initial Herbal Consultation £120 including herbal prescription*
Follow Up Herbal consultation £100 including herbal prescription*

*herbal prescriptions include a month’s supply of herbs and includes postage and packaging.

Practitioners:
Independent Practitioners:

Bryan Barett
Debbie Lourenco

 

 

 

Reviews

Debbie is so knowledgeable, caring and extremely good at what she does. I have complex health issues and with Debbie’s help and treatment this last year, I am well and coping. I would definitely recommend Debbie, she is the best!

Debbie is very gentle and explains what she is doing and why when doing acupuncture. I was very nervous about having it done but Debbie put me at ease straight away and I would highly recommend having treatment by her.

I have regular treatments from Debbie for ailments at time, always feels so much better afterwards. Debbie always spot on with what i need and extra help with herbs continues to keep me healthy and in good shape. Must add her gentle touch with the needles is a definite help and comfort as i don’t like needles. Would definitely recommend Debbie!

I have been having weekly acupuncture sessions with Debbie for a few months now – she has really helped to address the areas that drove me to my first appointment and I’ve also noticed improvements in my sleep and overall health. I have found her very professional and really value her knoweldge, advice and insights. I would highly recommend her.

After walking in with a stiff neck aching shoulder and several other ailments with acupuncture and cupping the pressure and tension has now been released and I can walk with my head held up high and straight 🤣 Thank you Debbie

I have never felt better or had an experience like this. As a result of my Acupuncture and Herbal treatments I no longer suffer any of my prevailing issues. I highly recommend Debbie as your practitioner.

What our customers say

Debbie is so knowledgeable, caring and extremely good at what she does. I have complex health issues and with Debbie’s help and treatment this last year, I am well and coping. I would definitely recommend Debbie, she is the best!

What our customers say

Debbie is very gentle and explains what she is doing and why when doing acupuncture. I was very nervous about having it done but Debbie put me at ease straight away and I would highly recommend having treatment by her.

What our customers say

I have never felt better or had an experience like this. As a result of my Acupuncture and Herbal treatments I no longer suffer any of my prevailing issues. I highly recommend Debbie as your practitioner.

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