I am an accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), having obtained the Diploma in Medical Acupuncture. I am also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
My treatment approach is that of Medical Acupuncture, using our current Western knowledge of anatomy, ill-health and physiology within the context of evidence-based medicine.
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
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
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 start treatment. I can also integrate acupuncture into an overall treatment plan where relevant. This could 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 please contact me