Acupuncture

Acupuncture

As a fully qualified Acupuncturist & Naturopath with over 11 years experience, I have treated many patients throughout the New Forest area.

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 Brockenhurst 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.

Acupuncture is recognised as effectively treating medical conditions. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines advocate the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for Headaches, Migraines, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain. Ring Tracey for advice on many other conditions that she works with effectively in her clinic. 07900 493802.

Treatment

A full history will be taken on your first visit and this will include a lifestyle and health analysis. As well as the presenting problem, past medical history will be discussed. Pulses will be taken in both wrists and I will ask to look at your tongue – All of these elements help me to make a diagnosis.

Often in Chinese Medicine seemingly unrelated conditions or symptoms can have links to each other. By coming to a diagnosis I tend to treat each person individually and holistically. I often incorporate massage into treatments. I will also discuss use of vitamin and herbal supplements and benefits of these to your health.

Consultation fees
£70 Assessment
£43 Follow up

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