As a fully qualified Acupuncturist & Naturopath with over 11 years experience, I have treated many patients and seen good results.
Having also been a nurse for since 1987 and still work in mental health. I have a good understanding of both Western and Eastern medicine and am fully covered to practice acupuncture through the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM) – an official UK governing body.
I currently practice acupuncture in Taynuilt, Argyll and have been trained in Shiatsu (Japanese massage), and Holistic oil massage (ITEC) I also offer Home Visits to some patients.
Acupuncture is a system of healing which originated in China around for 3000 years ago. It was introduced to this country in the 1970’s and has been growing in popularity ever since. Acupuncture now enjoys respect and trust – both within complimentary therapies and in the general western medical profession.
It is believed that their are over 500 acupuncture points on the body. When these points are stimulated by a needle they activate the body’s response. This may be to reduce pain, balance hormones, stop bleeding, clear infection or provide relief from many symptoms.
Current research has shown that the needles change brain activity, suggesting that the needles stimulate the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins (similar to an opiate), which reduce pain and act as a sedative. This is probably why acupuncture is good for promoting sleep and giving a person the feeling of well being. New theory suggests that the fascia (connective tissue) provide electrical pathways, so when a needle is inserted it triggers a response through the whole pathway. So if you put a needle in the foot it can affect the the whole channel up to the head via electrical impulses.