Carolyn combines health care training with additional acupuncture training to assess and treat conditions that are suitable for acupuncture.
Acupuncture has its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine and western research trials are also increasingly proving its effectiveness.
It is commonly used to treat:
- Pain – including low back pain, neck pain, pelvic girdle pain, elbow and knee pain
- Hormonal imbalance (such as Polycystic ovaries & hormonal headaches)
- Menopausal symptoms – including hot flushes & sleep issues
- Migraines and tension headaches
Treatment involves the insertion of very fine, single-patient-use needles to stimulate the nervous system, via the nerves in muscles and skin. This brings about the release of natural painkilling and healing chemicals in the spinal cord and brain. Research has shown that acupuncture influences the nervous system, hormonal system, respiratory, reproductive and urinary systems.
Further information about Medical Acupuncture can be found on the BMAS site here: http://www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk/Patientinformation/GeneralinformationAboutAcupuncture.aspx
At the initial assessment I will take a full history of your problem and integrate acupuncture into an overall treatment plan, which may also include exercise and advice, or other physiotherapy techniques if relevant. Acupuncture treatment is cumulative so initially appointments may be weekly or twice-weekly but the intervals will then usually lengthen.
To book an appointment you can send a message to Carolyn here or contact her on 07722897799.