Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.
You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.
What conditions it may help
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children and is a very beneficial treatment during pregnancy. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition which they have, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different. It is advisable to speak to our Acupuncturist about other patients’ experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
It is also a very beneficial treatment during pregnancy to help alleviate many problems or conditions associated with pregnancy – (See also Mum and Baby Clinic)
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
Facial Acupuncture helps to increase the energy flow to specific facial areas to boost the supply of nutrients and oxygen to them.
Reduces wrinkles as new collagen is produced
Improves facial muscle tone
Prevents new wrinkles
Erases fine lines and reduces deeper lines
Reduces dark shadows under the eyes
Increases metabolism to reduce puffiness and firms up bags beneath the eyes
Reduces or eliminates rosacea and acne
You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting www.acupuncture.org.uk our Acupuncturist.
When is it available?
Monday 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday – call for availability
Thursday 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday – call for availability
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fees & Consultation
Initial consultation (1 hour) – £65
Follow-up treatments (45 minutes) – £65
Special package – pay for 6 treatments upfront (£390) and receive the 7th treatment free
Please note, times and costs are subject to change.
Learn more about our practitioners by clicking below:
Magdalena Denny LicAc, MBAcC, Dip.Ac, Dip.Nat – www.mdennyacupuncture.com
To make a booking, please call Magdalena Denny on 07508 063 133