What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China where it still features in mainstream healthcare. 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 reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain or illness or dis-ease.
More and more people are turning to acupuncture for solutions to their health and well being. Robust scientific research shows that acupuncture works.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of well being.
Can Acupuncture help me?
Common complaints seen in clinic:
- Natural Fertility Support
- IVF support short term and long term egg health programme
- Pain Management: back pain, sciatica, headaches, neck and shoulder pain.
- Migraines and headaches
- Stress and anxiety: depression, Insomnia, burn out, fatigue.
- Pregnancy support: morning sickness, labour induction.
- Menopause and Perimenopause: hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue.
- Digestive complaints including IBS.
Please click here to read our list of conditions. Our approach to treatment is integrative combining TCM acupuncture with western medical knowledge to achieve the best results for your problem.
What does it feel like?
Most peoples experience of needles is those of injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to these. They are extremely fine, so it is a pain free experience.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments on offer in the UK. All members of the British Acupuncture Council must observe a strict code of practise which lay down standards of hygiene. Only disposable sterilised needles are used and then carefully discarded after treatment. It is an extremely safe form of medicine with no side effects. Acupuncture is shown to be one of the most popular complementary therapies. It is estimated that 3.14 million treatments are carried out in the UK every year. The world health organisation recognises Acupuncture to be effective in the treatment of several health conditions.
If you would like to find out more about specific conditions, please see the Research Fact Sheets. These provide summaries of research on a wide range of conditions and how acupuncture may be beneficial.
WHO recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for back pain, headaches, depression and much more.
“I would just like to let you know I am extremely happy with the service provided by Colette Assor, your acupuncturist – she is so kind and professional and her treatments definitely work! I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility and got naturally pregnant in just under three months of her treatments. I could not be happier! Not only that, she treated me holistically, taking into account my lifestyle, diet, anxiety issues, etc as well as my physiological problem. I think Colette is an excellent acupuncturist and would highly recommend her to other clients. “Tara Cujovic Tramsak – Fertility patient.