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What treatment involves

The initial acupuncture consultation involves a full diagnosis and your first treatment which takes around 1 hour; follow-up appointments take 45-60 minutes. The number and frequency of treatments advised varies depending on the duration and severity of your illness or injury; we discuss this in the consultation.

Cupping & Guasha

I also offer 30 minute Cupping and Guasha treatments on the back and neck to help you relax and relieve muscle tension. This treatment creates micro-trauma which appears as bruising and resolves in 3-5 days, sometimes longer. 
 

Acupuncture
During acupuncture treatment, ‘hair-fine’, single-use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles are inserted into your skin. Gentle manipulation at specific points stimulates your body’s natural healing response and helps return it to a more balanced state. Following needle insertion you may feel a brief dull ache or tingling; this can sometimes be a strong sensation but normally disappears quickly. Electro- and ear acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion may also be used, please ask for more details.
 

 

  • Symptoms other than the main complaint including your general feeling of wellbeing often lessen as a by product of acupuncture treatment

  • Treatment can help lessen side effects of medications

  • You may feel more relaxed and be able to deal with stressful situations better because acupuncture can stimulate the release of endorphins

  • Treatment sessions allow you time to yourself to relax and unwind

  • Everything discussed is confidential

  • Referrals to other healthcare practitioners can give you additional resources

  • If you wish us to correspond with you GP to help with continuity of care then please ask your practitioner

Benefits of Acupuncture