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?
⦁ 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
⦁ 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.
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