What is acupuncture?
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.
Proven Pain Control
Assists in all types of healing (emotional and physical).
True alternative to Western Medicine.
Energy Booster for tiredness.
Deep Relaxation and Well-being Treatments.
Recommended by NICE for:
Persistent lower back pain
Chronic tension-type headaches
May be helpful for:
Chronic pain, such as neck 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)
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.
Improvement from your first visit (usually)
Take home exercises and instructions
Phone & email support
Choice of male / female osteopath
Early, late & Saturday appointments
X-rays 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.
Juliette was brilliant. Very caring and sympathetic. And the treatment she gave me has definitely helped so that I am more positive that my hip pain can be managed.
As a doctor, I have great faith in Vispi’s professional skills as an Osteopath. Where conventional medical practice and medication was not adequate for recovery from muscle and joint problems. I usually relied on Vispi to improve the condition of my patients, and expedite recovery. I would strongly recommend him to anyone considering alternative therapy.
I have recommended the Living Centre Clinic for osteopathic treatment to my patients with excellent results.