Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Practitioners focus on improving the overall well being of the patient rather than on the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.
Acupuncture is used to treat people with a wide range of ailments from stress and anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines, digestive disorders such as irritable bowel (IBS), constipation and diarrhoea to infertility, morning sickness and auto-immune problems such as rheumatoid arthritis. Common complaints such as coughs and colds, hayfever and sinusitis also respond very well to acupuncture. Regular acupuncture is also used simply to support and promote general well being.
Acupuncture is often used alone and in conjunction with physiotherapy to provide pain relief and optimise and support treatment for musculo-skeletal conditions such as back pain and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, repetitive strain injury and sports injuries.
Acupuncture is also effective in treating menstrual cycle disorders such as PMT, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and endometriosis. Acupuncture is ideal for preconception care and IVF assistance. Research conducted in Germany has shown that just one acupuncture treatment may double the chances of conceiving during a course of IVF. It can assist with morning sickness and acupuncture can also be used for the induction of labour and pain relief during labour. Many women find that acupuncture assists throughout menopause.
Toyohari and Shonin are two very subtle, gentle styles of acupuncture originating in Japan. The needles used are of a very thin gauge and the practitioner employs very shallow needle techniques or just 'contact needling' which does not involve insertion under the skin.
The Toyohari technique was developed by blind practitioners in Japan in the 1930s. The sensitivity which is cultivated by Toyohari practitioners enables them to treat effectively with the most delicate use of the needles making this technique suitable for those with a needle phobia and for children.
Shonin is the Paediatric form of acupuncture from Japan. This also employs non-invasive techniques and is perfectly safe and non-threatening. It is particularly suitable for treating children who may have conditions including asthma, rashes, eczema and psoriasis and other skin conditions and children with digestive problems.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP:
- Those with a weak immune system
- Auto-immune problems such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis
- Eczema, psoriasis and rashes
- Sports Injuries
- Labour Induction
- Breast feeding problems
- Postnatal Care
- Morning sickness
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Menstrual cycle disorders such as PMT, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and endometriosis
- Weight control
- Back pain and frozen shoulder
- Paediatric treatments