• What is Acupuncture?

  • What is acupuncture?


    Acupuncture is a tried and tested medical system that has been used for centuries in China and other Asian cultures. We have been using it successfully in the west for more than 60 years and it continues to gain in popularity. As a medicine, we use it to promote, restore and maintain good health and well-being.


    How does acupuncture work?

    Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at predetermined points to affect the levels of internal energy called ‘Qi’ in Traditional Chinese Medicine. When our ‘Qi’ is deficient, excessive or stagnant, we experience symptoms. These can be obvious and affect us in a physical manner or more subtle and affect our emotion and mental well-being.


    What are the benefits of acupuncture?

    Acupuncture benefits us by dealing with the whole person, mentally, physically and emotionally. Although a series of symptoms may be presented, I will get to the source of these issues which may be one root for a series of symptoms. I work holistically to restore calmness and balance, so everything gets better at the same time.


    What happens in a session?

    An acupuncture session lasts for around 45 minutes, and the needles are in for around 15 minutes. The rest of the time is taken up by diagnosis, which is done by asking lots of questions about all areas of your life both past and present. This is a collaborative process which is gentle, organic and thought-provoking.

    Whatever your personal symptoms are, I can assure you that I will provide a safe, secure environment to work with you confidentially, to restore balance and well-being.

    The number of sessions needed will vary depending on the symptoms, but there is usually a change seen after the first session, and certainly, by session 6, you will see a difference in symptoms and energy.


    What does acupuncture treat?

    Acupuncture can be helpful to anyone of any age. Some people come for a treatment to help with specific symptoms or conditions, others for general well-being and stress relief. 

    It is also very good as a preventive measure to strengthen our constitution or to give our immune system a boost when we know we have a difficult time coming up.

    With 25 years experience, my insight and intuition enable me to work with you with confidence. Whatever your needs, I will be able to deftly and sensitively uncover the deeper root causes in a safe, secure environment.

    If you'd like to talk about whether acupuncture is for you, then please contact me.