Can it help me?
The holistic nature of acupuncture and tuina mean that they can be effective for a wide range of conditions. Many people use acupuncture and tuina for specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. It can also be used as a preventative, to maintain good health.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is a good source for more information about acupuncture.
The UK registry for Tui Na is good source for more information about Tui Na.
If you have any queries about whether treatment may be suitable for you please contact me directly to talk it through.
What happens in a treatment?
During the first consultation a medical history will be taken, along with detailed questioning of your condition, diet, lifestyle and bodily functions. A tongue and pulse reading will be taken at each session. From this information, it will be decided whether Acupuncture, Tui Na or a combination of both modalities would be the most suitable treatment.
Diet and lifestyle recommendations will also be discussed. It is important to note that chinese medicine considers all the factors that can affect a persons health, including accidents and illnesses (family history where relevant), emotions and tension, work, diet and levels of activity.
It is best to avoid a large meal, coffee and alcohol or food and drink that may discolour your tongue before treatment. Please wear lightweight, loose, comfortable clothing. After treatment, it is possible to feel light headed and it is best to avoid strenuous activities for the next couple of hours.
Treatments take 45 minutes and the cost is £47 for the first session and £43 for follow-ups.