The last year has shone a spotlight on our health and lifestyles like never before. However the last year has affected you, and whatever your goals for the future, let me show you how acupuncture may be able to help you move forward to a positive, healthier you. Have you ever wondered what conditions can be treated with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture? Listed below are just a few of the areas where acupuncture can be beneficial, for further help or advice please contact me. Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly 2000 years. It looks at pain and illness as a sign that the body is out of balance and seeks to restore the body's equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
Feeling overwhelmed? Exhausted? Low mood? However you are feeling there is help and support from many different therapies. The effects of acupuncture can be far reaching and profound. Acupuncture treatments are very relaxing and can help with anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and chronic fatigue.
Let's talk about periods.... Periods should be regular, pain free with a moderate bleed. From teenage years to post menopause, acupuncture can be very effective for resolving any irregularities. PMT and menopausal symptoms can be alleviated and other conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis can be helped.
Musculo skeletal problems
Acupuncture techniques including needling, cupping, moxibustion and massage can be very effective for treating various muscular complaints and sports injuries. Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, bursitis and plantar fasciitis are just a few of the complaints that can be improved with acupuncture.
Acupuncture has long been associated with supporting pain management and can be effective in managing chronic conditions like arthritis. Joint and muscular pain, headaches, migraine and neurological complaints such as trapped nerves can also be helped.
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol is a form of auricular (ear) acupuncture targeting behavioural health including addictions. This protocol is shown to reduce craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with addictive substance use (Centre for Substance Abuse Treatment 2006: Helms, 1997). This simple procedure can be very effective in helping to give up smoking, alcohol and other substance abuse.
Fertility & Obstetrics
Both male and female fertility issues can benefit from acupuncture. Low sperm count, poor sperm quality and morphology. Conditions which affect fertility such as PCOS, a lack of periods, no ovulation, low ovarian reserve and unexplained fertility problems. To help conception naturally or as an aid to assisted techniques such as IVF. Issues during pregnancy from morning sickness to breach presentation and induction of labour.