First Consultation

The Consultation

An in-depth consultation takes place that investigates your existing complaint, together with a general discussion of medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state.  Treatment may include the use of:-

Electro stimulation

This therapy is often used with tendon and muscle problems. It involves the passing of tiny electrical pulses along inserted acupuncture needles. The gentle electrical stimulation penetrates the surrounding tissue and helps clear blockages and pain.

Cupping

Cupping is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate acupuncture points or larger areas of the body. Cupping is often practised alongside acupuncture but can also be used as a treatment in its own right.

A vacuum is created inside the cup and is quickly placed onto the skin where treatment is needed. The cup is left in place for anything up to 20 minutes. The practitioner will often use several cups in one treatment.

If large areas of the body need treating, a technique known as ‘sliding cups’ is used. A thin layer of massage oil is spread over the skin, the cups are then placed onto the body in the usual way and slid along the muscles being treated. This sliding method helps the blood and ‘qi’ to flow more easily in areas of stagnation

Auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture can be used to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Follow these links to find out what to expect, what you need to wear and what you need to do before a treatment.