What is traditional acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is a branch of the ancient healthcare system of Chinese medicine that began development almost two thousand years ago. It views all pain and illness (physical and mental) as a sign that the body has become out of balance, and the aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore equilibrium and health.
During treatment, very fine sterile needles are inserted into acupuncture points found on channels of energy that run all over the body. Pain and ill health occur when the energy in these channels becomes weak or blocked, and the needles help to strengthen or unblock the energy as needed. When the energy is flowing more freely the body is more able to begin naturally healing, and the patient starts to feel better.
Why choose traditional acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is incredibly well suited to the treatment of conditions brought on by modern life. As a patient you are looked at as a ‘whole’, not as lots of individual parts that are broken. Traditional acupuncturists understand the links between our mental, emotional and physical health and don’t try to separate out these different aspects of our being. An acupuncture treatment will be tailored exactly for your needs, you will be given lots of time talk and think about why you have become ill, and if needed you will also be given specific advice on how to make changes in your lifestyle that will help you stay healthy in the future. Acupuncture treatment is one of the most in-depth and personal forms of treatment available today, the difference it can make to your life is remarkable.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can help patients with a very wide range of conditions. Jenny has successfully treated patients presenting with;
- Poor immunity
- Anxiety disorders
- Skin conditions
- Fertility Issues
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Autoimmune conditions
- Gynaecological conditions
- Headaches and Migraines
- Pregnancy related conditions (including birth preparation)
- Post natal issues
- Menopausal symptoms
- Post-cancer issues
- Musculoskeletal pain
Acupuncture can also be very helpful for people who are feeling run down, or not their usual selves. Perhaps they are in a difficult place in their lives, having issues with relationships, suffering after a bereavement, or at a crossroads unsure which way to turn. You do not need to have a pre-diagnosed condition to come for acupuncture.
Where is the research?
Much research has been done into acupuncture in recent years, if you are interested in reading more just follow the link below to The British Acupuncture Council website.
I went to see Jenny after a challenging year in which I had a total hysterectomy and then a mastectomy with reconstruction. I hoped for help in coping with the hot flushes and night sweats that accompany a surgical menopause. Jenny successfully addressed these issues and then went on to help with the healing of my extensive post-op scarring and, just as importantly, boosting my energy levels so I could get back on with my life.Sally, 53