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What can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is recognised by the World Health Organisation to be effective in treatment of a variety of different conditions.
- Acute and Chronic Pain: Back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, arthritis, headaches, migraines, sinusitis and toothache.
- Addiction: binge eating, smoking cessation
- Anxiety and stress
- Digestive conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea
- Hot flushes and night sweats
- Insomnia and nightmares
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Musculo-skeletal issues
- Skin conditions: eczema, dermatitis
- Weight loss
If your condition is not listed, acupuncture can still help. Please don’t hesitate to contact Hannah for a chat.
What does the treatment involve?
An initial acupuncture session lasts for one hour. It involves: assessment of your health and medical history, followed by the insertion of acupuncture needles, which are retained for 20 minutes.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Most people feel little or no pain on insertion of the needles. You may feel aching, tingling, heaviness or warmth sensation at needle point or down the limbs, this is part of the healing process.
Where do the needles go?
Points can be both local and distal depending on your health complaint. If you came with knee pain for example, the points will be local around your knee. However if your health complaint is constipation, I would use distal points, on your legs, arms and feet.