The concepts of Yin and Yang are used to explain the effects of a treatment. The forces must be in perfect harmony for the body’s organs, systems and emotions to be healthy. It is richardwhen the flow of chi is interrupted and energy becomes blocked that imbalance and consequently ill health result. By inserting needles in specific points situated along the meridian lines, the circulation of chi can be altered.
The World Health Organization recognises that acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of a number of conditions, including:
- Chronic and acute pain, including injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, , sciatica, and fibromyalgia
- Neurological disorders, including post-stroke recovery, Bell's Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia, and movement disorders
- Upper respiratory disorders, including bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and sore throat.
- Digestive disorders, including nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, Irritable bowel, colitis, constipation, diarrhoea, gastritis, heartburn, food allergies, ulcers.
- Urinary and reproductive disorders including cystitis, menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, female infertility, menopausal symptoms, recurrent lower urinary-tract infections.
- Immune Function, including- recurrent infections, supportive treatment of cancer and AIDS patients.
- Addictions, including to nicotine, alcohol and drugs.
- Eye and ear disorders - Tinnitus, Ménière disease, earache and eye pain.
- Depression and insomnia.
Our acupuncturists also aim to provide treatments to increase fertility and support women and men through IVF. Acupuncture attempts to bring natural relief from morning sickness, backache, anxiety, pelvic pain and insomnia, thereby reducing the need for drugs.
Judi Holt has completed an Integrated Acupuncture Seminar for Obstetrics and Fertility. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in TCM Clinical Gynaecology & Obstetrics. She has specialised in this area for over 6 years. Her patient list has built through word of mouth, with many mothers returning to extend their families.
She uses acupuncture as a safe, natural therapy to help increase fertility and support couples through IVF. In pregnancy, she uses it to help relieve morning sickness, backache, anxiety, pelvic pain and insomnia, reducing the need for drugs. With the stimulation of a point on the little toe, she uses it to help turn breech and posterior presentations from 33 weeks onwards (a treatment now recommended by many midwives).
Many of Judi's patients once they have conceived, go on to use acupuncture as a prebirth treatment from week 36 in preparation for labour. This treatment can help to shorten labour and reduce medical intervention, along with a hands-on guide to acupressure for pain relief during labour. Prior to a medical induction, acupuncture can also provide a more natural induction.
If couples begin a healthcare program 3-4 months prior to conception, it can have a positive impact on the quality of egg and sperm. Even a six week course of acupuncture can help to prepare couples for IVF treatment.
1st appointment £80 for 1 hour,
Follow ups are £60 for 45 minutes
Pregnancy treatments - £55* for 45 minutes
*£5 reduction for afternoon appointments
For further details please visit: www.natureinpractice.com
Mark Kiely is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. He graduated from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 2007 and has been practising in south London since 2008.
Mark treats patients who come with a wide variety of conditions. These include lower back pain, knee and joint pain, sciatica, headaches, insomnia, chronic chest complaints, menstrual problems including period pain and irregular cycles, and stress and anxiety.
Mark will normally refer patients seeking help conceiving to a TCM fertility specialist. However, he does regularly treat conditions relating to pregnancy, including morning sickness, turning a breech presentation, and inducing labour.
Patients are encouraged to play an active role in their treatment plan, with TCM dietary advice and recommendations and also the prescription of simple Qi Gong postures to practise at home.
There are many schools and styles of acupuncture practised in the UK today. Mark's training was primarily in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) school. This emphasises the holistic nature of Mind and Body, and thus the protocols and treatments can be effective in treating both musculo-skeletal problems and also more emotional or physiological concerns. A thorough understanding of human anatomy was also a fundamental component of his studies.
For further details please visit: www.londonacupuncturetherapy.co.uk
£50 for one hour.
A standard discount is available of receiving six treatments for the price of five.
Julie has a BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture from the University of Westminster. Previously, Julie practiced aromatherapy, holistic massage and reflexology for twenty years after a career in dance and teaching dance to children and adults. The decision to study acupuncture was brought about from personal use with acupuncture as a means of pain relief and as a system of healing for musculoskeletal injuries while dancing.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment and used by people for specific symptoms or conditions. It originated in China and has been practiced for thousands of years. A treatment can consist of stimulating acupuncture points with fine acupuncture needles, massage, heat (with moxibustion – a herb) or cupping. These methods are used to encourage the body’s healing response by stimulating Qi, often translated as enerqy.
The treatment is focussed on balancing and improving a person’s overall well being, considering every aspect of a person’s lifestyle, state of health and medical history for each session.
The initial consultation is free. The recommended treatment is usually a minimum of 6 acupuncture sessions. However each person is unique and therefore the number of treatments will vary with one’s healing response.
To book for a free consultation and initial treatment please ring reception. Otherwise leave your name and number and Julie will return your call and answer any questions you may have.
Initial Consultation (30 minutes) - Free
First appointment (60 mins) - £50
A session of 6 treatments for the price of five - £250 (no pre payment needed)
Get a free 30mins treatment (massage, reflexology or acupuncture) with any new referral
Thursdays 6pm-10pm and Sundays 10am-4pm
Cancellation policy: Please note, that cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to your appointment. Any bookings that you wish to cancel after this time period cannot be refunded.
Disclaimer: Please note that all types and forms of complementary therapies are not intended to replace allopathic and conventional medical treatment and care. Nor are they intended to replace proper diagnoses and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Complementary therapies are intended to work side by side with conventional treatment. Also, the therapist cannot guarantee specific results. The therapist may give information or guidance that could bring about positive change and such information or guidance is given for the client to consider. Although the therapist will be as supportive and helpful as possible in all decision making and change processes, any resulting choices and changes made by the client do remain the personal and legal responsibility of the client. Thank you.
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