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Acupuncture in London rooted in authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Acupuncture is an amazing medicine model and it can benefit your health in many different ways. According to traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine, our health depends on the body’s motivating energy -qi- moving in a smooth and balanced way through numerous channels beneath the skin.
The flow of Qi can be disturbed by any number of factors such as emotions – anxiety, anger, or grief – as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections, and trauma. When the Qi is unbalanced, illness may occur.
When your energetics are out of balance, you may experience pain, poor appetite and scattered sleep. Allergies, autoimmune conditions, menstrual cycles disturbances and infertility, are all signs of your system needing fine-tuning.
Try acupuncture – I am here today because I tried it a long time ago, and now I feel privileged to be able to help you.
Good health is not just an absence of pain or disease, it is a balanced state of body, mind and soul. Therefore, I work with you as a unique individual to focus on bringing you to your very best health by addressing your issues from all angles.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition, as well as your symptoms. This approach leads to a more permanent resolution of your health concerns.
During an acupuncture session ultra-fine needles are inserted at chosen points along the channels on the body, aiming to stimulate it’s own healing response and restore it’s natural balance. Patients usually don’t experience any pain, as acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. At most, the sensation felt is described describe as tingling, dull ache, warmth and sometimes pressure in the needled and surrounding areas. The needles used are single-use, sterile and disposable and the common post-treatment response is to feel calm and relaxed.
Sometimes mild tiredness can be felt after the treatment and on occasion a minor bruising in the needled area might occur. However, all such reactions are rare and short-lived. It is useful to mention that you should eat something a few hours before your treatment and make sure you get to continue to relax after it. It is also worth mentioning that alcohol and coffee following the treatment are not recommended
How often should you have acupuncture?
Acupuncture works by bringing the body into balance. Unfortunately, this isn’t achieved in just one session – although your first treatment can be hugely beneficial.
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition. Some change is usually felt after five treatments, but for chronic issues, I may recommend a course of ten. Some patients may need treatment over several months or long-term.
It’s all down to where you are in your individual health journey. At Acumedicare we discuss your plan during your first appointment and always aim to resolve your health concerns quickly and efficiently within a timeframe agreed and consequently reviewed.
If you are on a fertility journey, it is recommended to consider an acupuncture and personalised nutrition plan for at least three months prior to conception, either naturally or through Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART), such as IVF. This improves hormonal balance and regulates your period, as well as improving the quality of your eggs, which is actually determined three months in advance of conception.
Does it hurt?
No. Patients usually don’t experience any pain, as acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. At most, the sensation felt is described as tingling, dull ache, warmth and sometimes pressure in the needled and surrounding areas. The needles used are single-use, sterile and disposable and the common post-treatment response is to feel calm and relaxed.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been recognised as a safe and effective complementary medicine model for many different ailments and World Health Organisation (WHO) states that it can be used for a variety of conditions:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Essential hypotension
- Induction of labor
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus, correction
- Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Menstrual cramps
- Myofascial pain
- Postoperative dental pain
- Stroke rehabilitation
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my acupuncture session?
No particular preparation for your acupuncture session is needed. Generally, you are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing, although very often in the first session, you might remain fully clothed with only lower legs and arms exposed.
If have any specific requests, or questions, you should always discuss it with your practitioner before your appointment. I always encourage a pre-consultation chat before the first session via phone, e mail, or Skype. At Acumedicare this service is free of charge, but that might vary between clinics and practitioners.
Should my doctor know about my acupuncture treatments?
Yes. However, the decision to share that you are having acupuncture treatments with your other care givers remains yours.
It’s worth considering the fact that acupuncture is a well known and well researched complementary medicine model, and many medical doctors are increasingly aware of it’s role in the care of patients’ many health concerns. You might even find yourself being recommended to a qualified and certified acupuncturist by your doctor, as acupuncture gains more credibility all over the world.
Acumedicare is associated and works with a few conventional medical teams, supporting patients en route to parenthood at IVF Clinic Embryoclinic in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Gynaecological Hospital Genesis in Novi Sad, Serbia.
How do I work?
Acumedicare was founded 13 years ago providing treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture in London that later developed into an unique holistic healthcare program.
Acupuncture in London is very wide spread, but Acumedicare was set to provide comprehensive healthcare system incorporating several different Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies in one. Soon after what started just as service of therapeutic acupuncture in London, it developed as program used both in London and abroad.
Traditional Chinese Medicine places you as a uniques individual at the centre of treatment. So whether you decide to attend your personal one to one sessions of acupuncture in London, online consultations regarding your fertility or have any other Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy, Acumedicare covers all aspects of your healthcare in a holistic and tailor made program.