Chinese Acupuncture

Chinese acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into certain areas of the body, known as acupuncture points. These points are positioned along meridians or pathways in the body discovered over 2,000 years ago. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates that when we are enjoying optimum health, Qi or vital energy flows freely through these points and meridians, giving us balance and harmony. However, when we are stressed or unwell in any way these acupuncture points become congested and at times obstructed and need to be acupunctured. When needles are inserted into these congested points Qi or vital energy begins to flow freely again and we start to feel better in ourselves.


Are the needles painful?

The needles used for acupuncture are made from stainless steel and are extremely fine; they are virtually impossible to break. They are single use and always safely disposed of after your treatment.

The sensation you may feel on insertion may be a slight prick from the needle; an ache or numbness local to the point or travelling from the point up or down the meridian. You may also experience a sensation of heat. These are all normal feelings to have and nothing to be worried about.

How can Acupuncture help me?

When you come for acupuncture at Blueberry hill therapeutics, I will spend quite some time on your consultation and finding out all about your health and lifestyle. This will give me the information I need to really determine the very best points to help you with a particular health issue or to establish some balance in your mind and body, thus giving you renewed health.

Acupuncture can treat or alleviate musculoskeletal problems such as, pain and joint problems; digestive and bowel problems; emotional and mental health problems e.g, anxiety, stress and depression; gynaecological issues; PMT and menopausal symptoms. It can help with insomnia and symptoms associated with certain neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease. 


How many treatments will I need?

Chinese acupuncture works on the premise that the longer you have had a condition, then the more treatments you will need. For an acute muscle strain or injury you will need a few treatments to relieve the problem. For a chronic issue that has been with you for several months or years, you will need many more treatments.

If, after 3 or 4 treatments you do not experience any benefit or exhibit any improvement, then we will come to a decision to stop the treatments and look for an alternative treatment/practitioner.

Should I have acupuncture instead of seeing my GP?

Acupuncture should never be sought instead of western medicine, it works wonderfully along side it. You can liaise with your GP and discuss the benefits of you receiving acupuncture for a certain problem or condition. I am very happy to have a chat with you to discuss whether acupuncture will assist you with a particular health problem. 

My credentials

I am trained nurse foremost and I have a Diploma with distinction in Chinese Acupuncture with Bodyharmonics in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I am fully insured by The Federation of Holistic Therapists for medical malpractice and liability. I am a member of the  Acupuncture and Acutherapy council.

British Medical Acupuncture Society

I am also a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, which enables me to enhance my practice and keep constantly updated.