Acupuncture can be used to help many health problems including; acute and chronic
pain, addictions, arthritis and rheumatism, backache, cancer support, depression
and anxiety, digestive disorders, gynaecological and menstrual problems, hay fever,
headaches and migraines, infertility and pregnancy problems, MS and post viral fatigue,
sciatica, stress, strokes, and tiredness.
Once patients are feeling better, many choose to have a seasonal treatment to continue
their sense of well being and to optimize their health.
Does it hurt?
The acupuncture needles are much finer than those used for injections, or blood tests.
Sometimes it feels like a tingle, or a dull ache. The treatment produces a feeling
of relaxation and most patients enjoy it and look forward to the next one.
get any adverse side effects?
Some patients feel slightly tired on the day of treatment, or the following day.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people feel a positive change within 3 to 5 treatments. The number of treatments
needed in total, depends on the patient’s age, general health and the nature of the
Do you have to be ill to have a treatment? No, acupuncture can be used as a preventative
treatment. The Ancient Chinese used to have a seasonal treatment to help them keep
well and live long.
Can children be treated?
Yes, children respond very quickly and usually need only a few treatments. The youngest
patient I have treated was a week old, and the oldest was 99 years old.
Is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture the same as acupuncture given in the pain clinics?
Generally acupuncture given in pain clinics is more symptomatic, so there would be
a standard treatment for each condition. With Traditional Chinese Acupuncture the
cause of the condition is treated e.g. several patients may come with migraine, but
as they would all have different constitutions and different patterns to their migraines,
each patient would receive a unique treatment. By treating the problem in this more
profound way, the results are better and longer lasting.