The Medical Acupuncture Clinic
Our holistic philosophy of practice is based on the principle that wellness is achieved through balance in body,mind and spirit, the flow of life vital force(Qi) is free, smooth and unobstructed.
This approach to therapy is rooted deep into history, and has proven its merits and effectiveness by being subjected to vigorous tests by modern health systems.
The medical Acupuncture clinic offers treatments including Acupuncture, Moxa, TUINA, Cupping and acupressure. these treatments can be suitable for a variety of conditions, which is decided after an initial thorough assessment.
Our practice offers care of the highest standards and follows the British Acupuncture council's standards of practice.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
— Lao Tzu —
Moxibustion, Cupping and TuiNa.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves inserting fine sterile needles in certien points on the skin, this follows a treatment plan set during assessment, the points are mapped on the body and include several hundred points identified in classical Chinese medical texts. The insertion of needles aim to stimulate the potential energy of organs and promote the balance and flow of Qi (Vital energy) and blood in the body.
Balance Method of Acupuncture: we offer instant pain relief using Balance therapy acupuncture strategy which was developed by the late Dr Richard Tan and now is widely practiced especially in the United States, this method of acupuncture is based on a systematic approach to pain.
Pain whether acute or chronic can be tackled by restoring balance in the affected system with needles used away from the affected area. this method has been proven to provide instant relief in majority of cases treated.
Electro-acupuncture: Uses electrical impulses to maximise the effects of needle insertion in traditional acupuncture in certain conditions. It control inflammation by increasing the flow of Qi (Vital energy) and sooth the blood circulation.
Moxibustion:It is used in combination with acupuncture, and involves the careful burning of the Herb Mugwort to stimulate acupuncture points by increasing the flow of Qi (Vital energy) and promote Blood circulation.
Cupping: Involves the application of suction cups, it is usually used as an adjunct therapy to acupuncture. It stimulates blood circulation and can be applied to areas of skin where stasis is diagnosed, this type of treatment can leave marks on the skin which is commonly seen on the shoulders and backs of professional athletes performing at high levels.
TuiNa (Chinese Deep Massage):TuiNa involves manual manipulation and massage of muscles following the paths of body channels of energy known as meridians.
TuiNa is one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine tools, its use goes back to around 2700 BC which makes it one of the oldest known forms of therapy. Over hundreds of years it was developed and systemised by Chinese doctors to fit the modern ways of therapy.
TuiNa is considered to be the first choice for infants and children.
TuiNa is different from the other forms of massage as it treats specific internal illnesses and Muskloskeletal conditions. it can be combined with acupressure techniques.
What does acupuncture treat:
Acupuncture treatment is widely recognised as effective for a variety of conditions including:
Musculoskeletal pain: back ,neck, limbs, sciatica, arthritis, tendonitis, golf, and tennis elbow.
Digestive disorders: such as Diarrhea, Constipation, reflux and irritable bowel syndrome.
Weight related problems: including help with weight loss, and restore appetite.
Women's health : menorrhoea related symptoms,and fertility stimulation.
Mental health and wellbeing: including supportive strategies for patients with Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia.
Respiratory conditions: including chronic sinusitis, recurrent Bronchitis and support for Asthma patients.
Neurological conditions including: rehabilitation after acute Strokes, Migraines, and Bells Palsy.
General wellbeing and promoting healthy life styles.
The difference between Western Dry Needling and Chinese Medical Acupuncture(CM):
Chinese Medical Acupuncture (CM) is different from Dry needling used in Western methods of treatments. Chinese Medicine follow the principle of Qi (Vital energy), Channels, Meridian, Yin&Yang and nature's five elements theories. Where Western Dry Needling is used in the areas affected by pain locally and it doesn't usually follow the principle of Chinese medicine.
What to expect from visiting us:
The first visit to The Medical Acupuncture Clinic will typically involve a thorough assessment including history taking, examination of the relevant organs, tongue inspection and pulse taking.
A strategy for treatment will usually be formulated and may be started during this visit.
Follow up visits will start with a check on progress which may include completing a questionnaire.
The choice of modality of therapy will depend on the condition treated and preference of patients.