Chinese Medicine based Acupuncture
To ensure acupuncture is the right fit for you, this is a free 15 minute consultation via telephone or zoom. Please contact to book.
An hour and 15 minutes stand alone appointment for acupuncture only. It is recommended to have at least 3 sessions to ensure the acupuncture is working, and many treatments take 6-10 sessions.
If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment please contact me as soon as you can to do this. Any cancellations within 72 hours of the appointment, or no shows will be liable to pay 50% of the appointment fee which is used to cover the room fee and any administration charges.
The style of acupuncture I practice is based on the Six Divisions and Applied Channel Theory. The Six Divisions are a feature of ancient Chinese Medicine, and Applied Channel Theory is more modern, taken from the teachings of Dr Wang Ju-Yi in China.
Your appointment will have a short consultation at the start where we discuss why you are attending and I ask about your general state of health, including your sleep, your digestion and your menstrual cycle (if you have one).
Once this is complete I will then palpate the six channels (or meridians) on both your arms and legs. I am looking for any changes at the acupuncture points or on the channel that often occur if there is a pathology within that division of the body. This guides where I needle. It means that the appointment time is longer than other styles of acupuncture, usually at least an hour and fifteen minutes.
I then insert the needles - often as few as five. There is rarely a need to take any of your clothes off. As long as the sleeves and legs can be rolled up and the midriff and torso can be accessed, this is fine.
As I have palpated the channels this means the needling can be very specific. The needles are then left for about 15 minutes and during this time you are invited to close your eyes and relax. Patients often drift off to sleep, and this is perfect.