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Our Therapies


Acupuncture is a proven treatment which has stood the test of time for thousands of years. It has been shown to affect every major system in the body including the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine and immune system.

It has also been shown to regulate the nervous system, putting you into your rest and digest mode (parasympathetic), which is vital for helping your body do day-to-day repair work.

On your first visit you will be asked comprehensive questions about your 'Five fields of health', including: nutrition and digestion; sleep patterns and energy levels; how you rest and how you move; emotional and mental health; and your medical and trauma history. We will also read your tongue and pulse to gain an insight into your personal constitution. All of this information will be organised to find out your pattern of disharmony rather than just treating your symptoms. Extremely fine needles are then used to promote blood flow, reduce inflammation, release your body's natural pain killing chemicals and restore self-healing.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any side effects to acupuncture?
If your system is depleted then you will probably be exhausted after your first session. Once your reserves are built back up then most of our clients report positive effects such as a boost in energy levels, a sense of calm, enhanced sleep, and an improvement in their symptoms.
Is there anything I should do after an acupuncture session?
Give yourself plenty of time to allow your body to process your session. Avoid alcohol, arguments, exercise, or anything too strenuous. Make sure you are hydrated and give yourself nourishing wholesome food. Make a note of any changes so that you can feed the information back to us at your next session.
What should I expect at my first acupuncture session?
We will get a comprehensive medical history and will ask questions that you may not feel are relevant to your symptoms but will help us to get a timeline of your overall health. We will also have a look at your tongue and read your pulse to help us build up a picture of your constitution. Where possible you can keep your clothes on, but we may need to roll your trousers above your knees so wear something loose. We will stay in the room while the needles are in so you can let us know if you become uncomfortable at any time.

Ready to talk? Call us now to discuss your needs, or book an appointment.