There are many reasons why people come for acupuncture….
Are you suffering from troublesome symptoms that won’t go away?
Perhaps you feel that nobody has really understood your problem – you’ve had all the tests but nothing has been diagnosed – and yet you know that you’re not well.
Maybe you feel run down, lethargic – generally out of sorts, or you need something to help you through a difficult situation.
Modern life is full of physical and emotional stresses that can affect our health in many ways. Overwork, poor eating habits, trauma and worry, accidents, and even exposure to cold and damp weather can all lead to our Qi being out of balance, lowering our resistance to illness and reducing our capacity to adjust to changes.
Tension develops in the body, leading to tight muscles, poor circulation, high blood pressure, inflammation, toxin accumulation and PAIN. Tension can also give rise to problems with digestion, breathing and many other bodily functions.
Many people are forced to resort to medication or even surgery – or told they must put up with the problem as it’s just part of getting old. If you’re not happy to accept these options, why not try a different approach?
Although acupuncture cannot replace conventional medicine in cases of serious illness, there are many situations where it can offer an alternative or work alongside medication to assist the healing process.
Because Traditional Oriental Medicine is based on a completely different model of the body and its diseased states, it is often possible to find a way of treating a condition that could not be diagnosed by conventional western medicine.
As a holistic process it addresses not just your symptoms but your individual constitutional imbalances that predispose you to particular symptoms.
This gives a more lasting benefit and affects your overall health as well.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the safest therapies available. It does not involve any drugs and does not cause any harmful side effects. If you would like to know how it might help your specific problem, please contact me.
My clinic offers a comfortable, relaxing environment in which I can work together with you to improve your condition. I believe that going for acupuncture is not just about paying someone to fix something for you – it’s also about allowing yourself time to relax and be listened to.
It can be a learning process too, in which you start to become aware of the more subtle changes in your body and understand better how to keep yourself well. This may involve some work on your part – I might suggest changes in diet or lifestyle, exercises or some home therapy.
People often find this empowers them to take control of their own health and helps them develop a more positive outlook.
You can also find out much more about evidence base for using acupuncture to treat many different conditions by visiting the British Acupuncture Council website.
What about the needles?
Many people dismiss the idea of acupuncture because they are worried about needles and expect it to be painful. But acupuncture needles are extremely fine, and in fact, using the special techniques of Toyohari acupuncture, I rarely need to insert them through the skin. Patients are often very surprised that they don’t feel anything at all.
Sometimes a pleasant sensation of movement, tingling or warmth is felt as the Qi flow is stimulated.