Acupuncture with Bronwen Lloyd-Hughes
Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints such as headaches, vomiting, neck ache and back, arthritic and dental pain, through to more general feelings of ill health such as nausea, low energy and stress related problems. Conditions commonly treated fall into the following categories of disorder:
- Acupuncture for “Pain Management”
- Ear, nose and throat
- Gynaecological; genito-urinary
- Emotional and physcological
Many women choose to have acupuncture throughout pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, it is increasingly used by couples dealing with problems of fertility or to support IVF treatment.
What Happens when I go for Treatment?
You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The acupuncturist is also likely to feel your pulses on both wrists and may ask to look at your tongue. The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand.
Acupuncture Helps Stress Strain and Tension
Those who surpass individual limits of stress suffer the consequences. Stress manifests itself in many ways. Common symptoms are headache, backache, skin disorders, gastric problems and sleeping disorders. Psychological symptoms may include depression, anxiety, poor concentration, poor memory and loss of self confidence. There is mounting evidence that chronic stress can lead to long term health problems, such as hair loss, strokes, asthma, skin conditions, high blood pressure, heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome, etc. Some studies indicate that as many as 60-90% of visits to ‘health care professions’ are for stress-related conditions.
Acupuncture is primarily concerned with regulating the individual’s life force, the body energy or ‘Qi’. It has a number of beneficial physiological effects. Acupuncture has a relaxation response with decreased heart rate, lowered BP, stress reduction and increased energy and tissue regeneration. It has been shown to produce a calming or tranquilizing action that is of particular interest to people in states of stress. Acupuncture can relieve feelings of anxiety and depression, which may be serious handicaps for people trying to cope with difficult domestic, social and work problems. It can give a person a feeling of well-being and self-confidence. It is an effective substitute for sleeping pill, tranquilizers, and antidepressant drugs. Acupuncture can be used in many cases not only as an alternative to these drugs but also to treat side effects and dependence. In fact a number of patients have come for acupuncture treatment specifically to come off their antidepressants.
Acupuncture can provide a safe and effective tool for stress. It will not, of course, change the circumstances of a person’s life but it will usually produce a feeling of well-being. Acupuncture can provide a safe and effective tool for stress. As the heavy feelings of stress are relieved, a person feels more confidence in his ability to cope with unpleasant aspects of their life situation and make necessary changes.
How Many Sessions will I Need?
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition.
£60 per Diagnosis
£45 per subsequent treatment (Terms & Conditions apply)
Please call our friendly team on 01743 271 404 for further information or to book an appointment.