WHAT I S ACUPUNCTURE

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

ACUPUNCTURE IS A SYSTEM OF HEALING THAT DATES BACK OVER 3000YRS. ACUPUNCTURE IS SAID TO HAVE ORIGINATED FRON CHINA. ACUPUNCTURE WORKS ON THE SUBTLE ENERGIES THAT FLOW AROUND THE BODY.

THIS ENERGY IS KNOWN AS QI (PRONOUNCED CHI). WHEN THESE ENERGIES ARE BALANCED WE WON`T SUFFER FROM ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS, BUT AS SOON AS THESE ENERGIES BECOME BLOCKED OR OUT OF BALANCE, DUE TO LIFESTYLE, EMOTIONS, POOR DIET OR STRESS, WE CAN HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS SUCH AS HEADACHES OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

IT IS MY JOB AS YOUR ACUPUNCTURIST, TO DETERMINE THESE IMBALANCES, THAT ARE CAUSING YOU PROBLEMS, AND TRY TO REBALANCE THEM.

WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH?

ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP WITH MANY AILMENTS AND SYMPTOMS SUCH AS;

ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, ACNE, ARTHRITIS, NEURALGIA, SCIATICA, RHEUMATISM, BACK PAIN, STROKE, TENNIS ELBOW, FROZEN SHOULDER, MUSCLE STRAIN, ANXIETY, STRESS, DEPPRESSION, INSOMNIA, PANIC ATTACKS, MIGRAINE, ASTHMA, INDIGESTION, CONSTIPATION, IBS, HIGHBLOOD PRESSURE, PERIOD/MENOPAUSAL PROBLEMS, ADDICTIONS

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

HOW MANY NEEDLES WILL BE USED?

USUALLY I USE BETWEEN TWO AND SIX NEEDLES AT ANY ONE TIME. ALL THE NEEDLES ARE DISPOSABLE, AND ARE TOTALLY STERILE. THE NEEDLES ARE MICRO FINE AND SOLID.

WILL IT HURT?

IN SOME CASES YOU WILL FEEL SLIGHT DISCOMFORT, ESPECIALLY WITH AREAS WHERE THERE IS LESS FLESH, IE THE FEET, BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING PEOPLE ARE OFTEN SURPRISED WHEN THEY FIND OUT THAT THE NEEDLES HAVE BEEN INSERTED WITHOUT FEELING A THING.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WIIL I NEED?

THAT IS A VERY DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER, EVERYBODY IS AN INDIVIDUAL AND CAN TAKE DIFFERENTLY TO THE TREATMENT GIVEN. THE AMOUNT OF TREATMENTS GIVEN ALSO DEPENDS UPON, HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD THE PROBLEM, AND ALSO IF YOU LISTEN TO THE ADVICE THAT I GIVE.

WHERE WILL THE NEEDLES BE PLACED?

THE NEEDLES CAN BE PLACED ANYWHERE ON THE BODY, BUT THE POINTS THAT ARE USED THE MOST ARE FROM THE ELBOW AND THE KNEE DOWN.

ARE YOUR TRAINED?

YES I AM FULLY TRAINED, THE FULL TIME TRAINING TOOK 5 YRS, WHICH WAS COMPLETED IN 1998. THE COLLEGE THAT I TRAINED AT WAS THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE, IN EAST GRINSTEAD. THROUGH COMPLETING THE COURSE, I AM INSURED THROUGH THE BRITISH ACUPUNCTURE COUNCIL.

WHAT REACTION WILL I GET?

THE REACTION WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR EVERTBODY, SOME PEOPLE WILL FIND ALMOST IMMEDIATE RELIEF, WHILST OTHERS MAY FIND THAT IT TAKES A WHILE.