Acupuncture

 

We are now open again!  

 This will initially be with reduced hours; in keeping with government guidelines on the control and prevention of the spread of Covid-19. 

Please call or text Elise on 07769 657411 to make enquiries about treatment, or to book an appointment. 

PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE CLINIC, as social distancing requirements mean we will be unable to let you in if there is another patient already in the building.  

We will be treating in full PPE and will be following the government guidelines on social distancing as much as is practically possible (for a hands-on treatment like osteopathy or acupuncture). We will ask you to follow certain procedures too and explain those when you make the appointment. Unfortunately, we will have to abide by strict rules on there only being one person in the clinic having treatment at any one time.  

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer routine maintenance appointments at this time, due to social distancing restrictions still being in place for non-emergency/acute treatment.

For information on acupuncture, visit the British Acupuncture Council website at:

www.acupuncture.org.uk 

 

Acupuncture is a treatment which can relieve the symptoms of some physical conditions, and is best known for giving pain relief; but it also encourages the body to heal and repair itself, where it can.  

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves in skin and muscle, producing a variety of effects. Scientifically, we know that it increases the release in the body of the natural painkillers - endorphin and serotonin. Many patients report an improved sense of wellbeing and deep relaxation after treatment, and some patients also report feeling revitalised and more positive after acupuncture.

Acupuncture needles are single use and are about the thickness of a human hair. They are inserted through the skin and left in position for up to twenty minutes, sometimes using manual or electrical stimulation. Acupuncture can help with dental pain, nausea, the temporary relief of pain associated with osteo-arthritis of the knee, short-term pain relief from tension-type headaches, and again, temporary pain relief for lower back pain.