All treatments are carried out by fully qualified and experienced practitioners, committed to continuing professional development and maintenance of the highest professional standards. Treatments are based on the latest available research into Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture is recognised to be effective in addressing a wide range of physical and emotional conditions.
With over 17 years experience in the acupuncture field, the practitioners are skilled and experienced in treating symptoms from nausea to sciatica to osteoarthritis and beyond. We aim to offer a personalised, professional, friendly service, being committed to providing effective acupuncture treatment to each and every person. As part of this, we regularly update our skills through attending training events, reviews of current acupuncture research and practice, and through continuing professional development - to ensure we are giving our clients the best possible service.
Many people come to acupuncture for help with a condition or specific symptoms, or to relieve specific pains such as lower back pain. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing and maintain good health. Acupuncture can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
Many people return to acupuncture again and again, also referring their friends, family and colleagues because they find acupuncture so beneficial.
Please feel free to contact the clinic for a chat to discuss your individual circumstances without any obligation
Further reading and information:
The British Acupuncture Council produce regular fact sheets about acupuncture and various conditions such as migraine, IBS, frozen shoulder and fibromyalgia.
In 2003 the World Health Organisation published a document 'Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials'. This contains a list of illnesses which acupuncture may be useful for, backed up by clinical trials.
Chinese herbal medicine provides further opportunities to address illness
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used to describe the complete system of medicine that has been developed and refined over a long period of time. It is the worlds oldest continually practiced professional medical system with detailed textbooks stretching back across almost 2500 years.
TCM includes Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine as its main treatments, but can also include dietary therapy, massage and heat treatment called moxibustion. All these treatments are available at the clinic, offering a wide choice of options to deal with ailments.
Like modern medicine, TCM comprises complex theories about how the body works. Unlike modern medicine, it does not involve the use of drugs. It is fair to say that modern Western and Traditional Chinese Medicines are the two dominant medical systems in the world today. Roughly 200 million patients are treated in China's hospitals with TCM yearly.
Although Acupuncture was the first Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy to gain wide acceptance in the west, Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is also quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular and effective alternative therapies in the west.
Chinese Herbal Medicine has a wide clinical use. It is often good at treating complex conditions which have otherwise proven difficult to treat, or those that are slow to respond to other forms of treatment. A consultation will determine whether herbal medicines are suitable for taking alongside acupuncture treatment, or as a course of treatment in their own right.
Following a thorough consultation, an individual prescription of herbs tailored to individual need is written. Chinese herbs often come in the form of a powder which is taken as a drink.
All herbal products are of the highest quality, being quality controlled to European standards and supplied by nationally accredited suppliers.
Massage Therapist Joanne Clifford (ITEC qualified with distinction) offers a wide range of relaxing and holistic treatments:
These massages help to assist and support fertility through stress relief and detoxing the body
Relaxing, pampering and therapeutic massage specifically for pregnant women targeted for each of the three trimesters
Hot Stones Massage
This is a very therapeutic massage. The heat from smooth, volcanic basalt stones is absorbed deep into the muscle fibres producing a feeling of intense relaxation and well -being. This type of massage can be useful in assisting the treatment of chronic conditions and also for relieving general aches and pains.
This type of massage is most frequently used to benefit a person who is engaged in regular physical activity and can be performed generally or targeted to specific areas. A range of deep tissue techniques are applied to the soft tissues resulting in improved muscle flexibility, increased range of joint motion and decreased muscle stiffness. Sports massage can be beneficial in the treatment of specific injuries or utilised by those just looking for a deeper massage.
Other massage available: