AcuEssence logoJust like a car needs regular tuning and maintenance, so does your body. It will be with you a lot longer than an exclusive car or bag so it deserves to be looked after so it can serve you well. If you don’t look after your body it might complain – through various symptoms – until you are forced to take care of yourself.

If you: can’t take medication? Want to minimise your time off work? Have tried other remedies that haven’t worked? Are unsure what’s happening in your body?

Try acupuncture. A treatment based on the unique nature of each individual, which has stood the test of time.

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Traditional acupuncture aims to maintain your body’s homeostasis. It is an effective therapy to help restore equilibrium and prevent further imbalance.

For example if your muscles are so tight that it’s excruciating to be touched, with acupuncture, points can be used that are located away from the painful area. This means that acupuncture can help release the tightness without causing more pain in the area that hurts. Treatment once the pain has subsided can help lessen the possibility of future recurrence.

Acupuncture affects the whole person so it can be effective for a wide range of conditions. Details of research are available on the British Acupuncture Council website. To find out how we can support you, please get in contact for more information.

How many treatments will I need and how often?
This varies for each individual case as it depends on the person and nature of the ailment being treated. You should notice some improvement by 4 treatments. Frequency and number of treatments will be discussed at the initial consultation.

What should I wear?
Acupuncture may require the removal of clothing depending on the necessary treatment. Towels are available to preserve modesty and warmth.

During treatment

Depending on the treatment required, loose fitting comfortable clothes will not need to be removed. Some people are concerned about needles especially with regards to pain. During treatment you may experience a dull, aching, pressure or tingly sensation that some people find pleasant.

I have a very gentle style and only use the best quality, single use needles. Fine, sterile and disposable needles are softly inserted at certain points in the body, to regulate the flow of energy and maintain harmony.

moxaOther therapies may include moxibustion, cupping, auricular, gua sha, massage and electro-acupuncture which may also be used as appropriate. Acupressure is possible if needles are not tolerated.



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After treatment

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You can expect to feel calm. Some people feel exceptionally relaxed after treatment. Individuals’ experiences vary; for some people improvements are evident immediately after treatment whilst for other the effects are more subtle.