WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE, AND WHAT IT IT GOOD FOR?

Acupuncture is a highly effective therapy, especially for musculoskeletal pain. Treatment is delivered by the insertion of very fine sterile needles at specific energy points in the body in order to stimulate the vital energy, Qi. You may feel much improved after just one session, however, for lasting results you will probably need several treatments. The flow of Qi within the body can be disrupted in many different ways such as emotional and stress issues, physical trauma, poor diet and overwork. The therapist will examine any underlying cause of disharmony and how it has affected your body. The most appropriate treatment for each patient will be selected. This is because we are all different and treatment needs to be individually tailored. The core of acupuncture treatment is to assist the body to rebalance itself. We provide Acupuncture in Halesowen, and surrounding districts. Please contact us directly for mobile and home visit details, or see our home therapy page.

What kind of conditions can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of health related issues. There are hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of Acupuncture which demonstrates that it successfully treats conditions such as: Back pain, Sciatica, Knee pain, Frozen shoulder, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow, Neck pain and stiffness, Muscle spasms, Arthritis, RSI, Tendinitis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches and Migraines, Bell’s Palsy Emotional conditions: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia. Gastrointestinal conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Constipation.

The key to a successful treatment is your preparation

It is advisable to have eaten something within a few hours before treatment. It is not recommended you arrive for your appointment having eaten a full meal. If you choose to eat before your visit a snack or light meal will give enough energy to your body to maximize the treatment’s potential. Receiving acupuncture on an empty stomach may lead to lightheadedness, dizziness or even fainting.

The most suitable clothing for Acupuncture treatment

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing. The most commonly used acupuncture points for Acupuncture are on the legs, arms, back and abdomen. It is essential that the therapist has easy access to these parts of your body. The ideal clothing is loose style jogging or training bottoms with a loose short sleeve T-shirt

Key points to remember about your treatment

  • Make sure you tell the therapist about any physical disabilities or health issues before you attend your appointment, however small you think the are.
  • At the first treatment a detailed consultation will take place. Many questions will be asked about your general health and current issues you experience. It is advisable to be as open and honest as possible to receive the most beneficial treatment.
  • Acupuncture needles are thinner than the hypodermic type, and as such usually only cause mild or no discomfort. Acupuncture needles are never reused.
  • Acupuncture treats more than pain, it is a holistic approach to your well being.

THE THERAPIST

Michael has passed all exams for acupuncture, he is in the final process of submitting case studies to become qualified. He is allowed to practise as a student on a donations basis. Michael is fully covered by insurance and regulated by his organisation. A minimum donation of £10 is requested to cover costs of needles, supplies etc.

Booking Your Appointment

When you book your appointment I shall send you a fairly detailed questionnaire as an attachment for you to complete and return to me before your appointment.

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