Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many conditions and is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Acupuncture can be safely combined with chiropractic treatment.

Our acupuncturist, Al, practises two types of acupuncture - Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element Acupuncture. Combining these 2 styles results in a treatment which targets physical ailments and also balances the emotions. Al has a special interest in treating stress, which is a contributing factor to many of today's health problems.

What to expect

During your first consultation Al will talk you about your symptoms and general health as well as asking about your past medical history. He will also feel your pulses and assess the condition of, amongst other things, your skin, tongue and hair. Based on his questions and examination he will formulate a treatment plan and discuss this with you.

The Treatment

Al will choose acupuncture points according to your individual needs. The needles are extremely fine, so when inserted you feel very little. However it is desirable to feel a sensation like a tingling or dull ache. This is not unpleasant. Most people leave their treatment feeling relaxed and revitalised.

What can Acupuncture help?
  • Tiredness and Low Energy
  • Digestive Problems (Including IBS, Indigestion, Acid Reflux)
  • Period Problems, Menopausal Symptoms
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Sleep Problems, Nightsweats
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sinus Problems and Hayfever
  • Many other complaints

Al has a special interest in treating stress, which is a contributing factor to many of today's health problems.