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Patient Safety

All acupuncture needles are single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles. Consequently a patient can be confident that no infection can be transmitted. The use of acupuncture in the hands of fully qualified professional practitioners like myself is entirely safe and free of any harmful side-effects.

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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM is a holistic healthcare system that regards pain and illness, whether physical or mental, to be a sign that the body is out of balance. Because TCM considers every bodily function to be connected and interdependent, it recognises the role emotions play in illness and disease. The overall aim of [...]

By |2019-05-22T15:40:03+00:00November 27th, 2012||0 Comments


In addition to needling acupuncture points, an acupuncture treatment may include other Traditional Chinese Medicine - TCM techniques such as: Moxibustion: Application of indirect heat using moxa (therapeutic herbs) and/or heat lamps to warm and relax muscles and energy meridians Tuina: (Chinese therapeutic massage): to relieve muscle tension, stimulate acupressure points, open energy meridians and [...]

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Lifestyle advice

I may suggest ways in which you can enhance the long-term effects of your treatment, such as by making changes to your diet and daily routine. If necessary you will be referred to other healthcare practitioners for specialist care.

By |2012-11-27T14:44:05+00:00November 27th, 2012||0 Comments

After Effects

Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. You may feel tired or sleepy and should take this into account if you are planning to drive or use machinery straight after your treatment. Acupuncture has very few side effects and any that do occur are usually mild and self-correcting such [...]

By |2012-11-27T14:43:43+00:00November 27th, 2012||0 Comments