Acupuncture

Jayne Almond (MBAcC), our acupuncturist joined the clinic in 2014 and has had some great results with people like you.  You can be confident in the advice and treatment administered by Jayne as she is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s main regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.

There is increasing recognition and use of acupuncture in modern society. In 2500 years of development, a wealth of experience has been accumulated, attesting to the wide range of diseases and conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat. In fact The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists dozens of conditions that have been shown, in clinical trials, to respond favourably to acupuncture.

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Acupuncture at Lowford Clinic

Whilst Jayne sees many clients seeking pain relief, her client base also extends to people requiring help with general symptoms of low energy, stress, depression and also Fertility problems.  Symptoms that are all too common as we battle with our increasingly busy lives.  In fact many people like you use Traditional Acupuncture for the benefits it provides for overall well being.

  • Back and neck aches and pains
  • Tension headaches and migraine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Osteoarthritic knee pain
  • Dental pain

People like you choose Traditional Acupuncture at Lowford Clinic because of:

  • Safe effective relief from symptoms
  • May help to reduce use of medications and their associated side effects
  • Deep feeling of relaxation and well-being
  • Treatment encourages the body to use its own healing abilities

Should you chose to use Traditional Acupuncture at Lowford Clinic Jayne will firstly give you an advisory consultation, at no cost to you, to determine if acupuncture would be the best treatment for your health concerns, or whether she should refer you first to any of the other practitioners who may be better-placed to help you.If Acupuncture is the right choice for you, and you decide it is time to put your health first, then throughout treatment Jayne will endeavour to explain at every treatment how you can start to take control of your own health.

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Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments both conventional and complementary on offer in the UK. There are very few side effects when practised by a fully qualified practitioner of traditional acupuncture.  Any mild side effects that do occur such as dizziness or bruising are mild and self correcting. When you receive treatment from a BAcC registered acupuncturist you can be confident that your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of everything your practitioner does.

What does it feel like ?

Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing.  Patients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or dull ache.

How many sessions will I need ?

This depends on the individuals condition, normally treatments are planned weekly or twice a week.  Many people notice the benefits after the first or second treatment, although long standing conditions often will need more time to improve. Some people choose to have top up treatments every few weeks to maintain the benefits that they have noted.

How big are the needles ?

Acupuncture needles are many times thinner compared to the needles used to to take blood or deliver medicine.  They are solid rather than hollow, flexible and rounded at the tip.  Only single use disposable needles are ever used.

What is the theory behind Acupuncture?

It is believed that our health depends on the body’s motivating energy (known as Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), moving in a regular, smooth and balanced way through channels under the skin. The flow of Qi is affected by many factors such as lifestyle, diet and emotions.

Needles are used at specific points on these channels, acupuncture points, to encourage the Qi to flow smoothly, and therefore to bring the body back to health.

A holistic approach is integral to traditional acupuncture. This means that the practitioner treats the whole person, addressing the cause of their disease and not just the symptoms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory is still relevant today as it explains and treats the interdependent relationship of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of ourselves: We feel frustrated when we experience prolonged pain, we become ‘run-down’ physically in times of emotional turmoil in our lives.

These are not new concepts, but unlike orthodox medical treatment, traditional acupuncture gives us the opportunity to:

  • treat the entire person with one intervention (physically, mentally, emotionally)
  • addressing all their symptoms at once
  • the cause of these symptoms
  • does not involve taking medications
  • few side effects, of which these are temporary
  • acupuncture is only stimulating your body to heal itself

Find more FAQ’s at the British Acupuncture Council website