The Lycium Centre Provides Acupuncture Treatment
ARE YOU FEELING STRESSED?
ARE YOU RUNNING ON EMPTY OR FEELING WEAK?
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM BACK OR JOINT PAIN?
Acupuncture can help...
For thousands of years acupuncture has been used to restore, promote and maintain good health. It is an effective system of healing that can be used to treat people of all ages with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Acupuncture sees the body as a self-rectifying dynamic whole.
The insertion of very fine needles into specific acupuncture points (acupoints) on specific energy meridians aid the natural processes of the body by stimulating the body’s own self-healing powers.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture has been practiced in Asian countries for thousands of years. Our knowledge in the West is much more recent. That is why it is best your practitioner has qualifications in Traditional Chinese Medicine - which can take up to four years.
Overwork, stress, physical or emotional trauma all can cause us to lose our sense of wellbeing. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing response.
Acupuncture involves the use of very fine single-use sterilised needles. After detailed consultation and diagnosis (using Tongue and Pulse observation), I can identify imbalances and select the optimum acupuncture points to address the underlying root cause(s) of your condition.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
We often live with stress which, sooner or later, takes its toll on our bodies. Before actual physical damage shows up - there is first an abnormality in the Qi (life force) balance and circulation. These imbalances are identified during the course of your detailed consultation and diagnosis and can therefore be targeted.
Acupuncture is a common method for adjusting the Qi and preventing further illness and physical damage from manifesting. PREVENTION IS THE KEY TO LIFELONG HEALTH.
Acupuncture is a very effective technique on its own - it is often used in conjunction with other therapies such as massage, moxibustion, mobilisation and chinese herbs. This not only optimises the effect of treatment, but enhances the beneficial impact of treatment outcome.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE GOOD FOR?
T.C.M. (Traditional Chinese Medicine), within which Acupuncture is a key therapy, states the causes of disease are many and varied:- too much work, infections, improper eating, emotional upset, fatigue, too little sleep, not enough exercise, injury, diet and lifestyle - all play a part in the cause of illness.
Think of stress as any influence impinging upon the body’s ability to maintain equilibrium. It is the body that must be kept in harmony and balance.
Consultation allows me to ascertain the imbalances present and I can then select the best acupoints to use to assist your recovery and address the root cause(s) of your condition.
Acupuncture is effective at treating people of all ages with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Anyone can benefit from Acupuncture. It is very effective for all sorts of pain - abdominal discomfort, headaches, respiratory and gynaecological issues. Because acupuncture treats pain so effectively it is excellent for sports injuries. It can also be used to treat mental and emotional tensions as it has such a wonderful sedative effect.
Acupuncture treatments are personalised to YOUR EXACT REQUIREMENTS. It can also assist in the following wide range of conditions:-
BACK AND JOINT PAIN
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINE
HOW LONG DOES AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION LAST?
Once acupuncture points have selected, needles are typically left in position for 30 minutes before being removed.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
Patients may feel mild tingling, heaviness or soreness. Many feel nothing. When done well and sensitively it should not be painful or sharp.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I FEEL RESULTS?
For some complaints of short duration beneficial effects can be felt immediately. If symptoms are associated with stagnant or stuck Qi - as soon as the qi is made to flow - the symptoms disappear.
Obviously, for long term chronic conditions it will take longer and the benefits of several treatments are cumulative.
Realistically 4-6 weekly followed by one monthly followup session are always beneficial to maintain optimum health and wellbeing.
WHEN I SHOULD NOT HAVE ACUPUNCTURE?
Very few occasions exist when acupuncture would not be used. During the first trimester of pregnancy - particularly where there is a history of miscarriage. The only other time is usually when my patient has a particular aversion or phobia of needles. Other, more appropriate therapies would be suggested.