- Proven Pain Control
- Assists in all types of healing (emotional and physical).
- True alternative to Western Medicine.
- Energy Booster for tiredness.
- Deep Relaxation and Wellbeing Treatments.
Jonathan Orchard, BSc(Hons) PGDip AcuMBAcC
The principal aim of acupuncture is to discover the root cause of the condition (according to Chinese Medicine) and address it at each level. Most conditions are a combination of physical, mental and emotional factors and each area needs to be addressed to facilitate a comprehensive change.
For this reason we look at dietary changes, the use of supplements and herbs, physical issues(exercises, posture, breath, injury’s) and the mental and emotional aspects and how they all can influence each other positively or negatively.
Recommended by NICE for
• persistent lower back pain
• chronic tension-type headaches
May be helpful for
• chronic pain, such as neck pain
• joint pain
• dental pain
• postoperative pain
Other Common uses (inconclusive evidence)
• postoperative nausea and vomiting
• allergies, including hay fever
• fatigue, including fatigue in cancer patients after chemotherapy
• depression and anxiety
• digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• infertility and menstrual disorders
• a dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Improvement from your first visit (usually)
- Take home exercises and instructions
- Phone & email support
- Choice of male / female osteopath
- Early / late / saturday appointments
- Xrays and scans available
In determining the pattern of disharmony, the acupuncturist needs a detailed understanding of the patient’s lifestyle, diet, work, medical history, emotional states etc.
The diagnosis can include discussion, observation and examination. What the physician is looking for is not symptoms in isolation, but rather how they build up to form a whole picture. It then attempts to put together an overall picture of the patient in order to evaluate any patterns of disharmony that have arisen. Health is a state of total harmony between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Illness, on the other hand, is a disharmony.
Chinese Philosophy of Qi
Qi ﬂows through certain channels forming a network within the entire body and linking all parts and functions together so that they work as one unit. There are 12 main channels, each connected to an internal organ and named after that organ.
When a person is healthy the Qi moves smoothly through the channels, but if for some reason the ﬂow is blocked or too weak or too strong then illness occurs. The aim of the acupuncturist is to correct the ﬂow of Qi by inserting thin needles into particular points on the channels and so aﬀect a change in a part, or function of the body.