An art and a science
Early acupuncturists developed a complete system of diagnosis simply through methodical and detailed observation of the human body.
Without the aid of modern equipment, the first acupuncturists discovered, recorded and resolved many now familiar findings of biomedical science, such as the impact of emotional stress on the body.
Acupuncture regulates the flow of ‘qi’ along pathways in the body known as ‘meridians’. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine, single use, sterile needles into specific points along the meridians.
Modern medical scientists have discovered myofascial pathways that trace the meridians documented by the early acupuncturists, and the concept of qi seems to overlap with emerging facts about how the body’s cells communicate.
Who has acupuncture?
Acupuncture is considered to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions. Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, headaches, or for common health problems such as managing mental health, stress or the menopause. Others choose acupuncture when their body systems are out of balance, even though they have no obvious diagnosis. Some choose to have regular treatment just because they find it beneficial and relaxing.
Treatment is designed to help your whole body and not just your symptoms, therefore, whatever your particular problem, you may notice other niggling complaints also get better with a course of treatment.
If you would like to find out more about whether acupuncture might be suitable for you, or book an appointment, please get in touch on the contact details below.
|Initial Consultation / Treatment||90 mins||£90.00|
|Follow Up Consultation / Treatment||45 – 60 mins||£70.00|
BA, BSc, Lic Ac, DipObsGyn, BAcC
Francesca qualified as an acupuncturist from The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (accredited by Kingston University), receiving her BSc in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture; and has completed a one year Diploma in Gynaecology, Fertility & Obstetrics.
She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and her treatment philosophy focuses on understanding both the physical and mental aspects of a patient’s health; using a combination of Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine approach that can also include Cupping (heated glass cups), Moxa (heat therapy), and Gua Sha (scraping of the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation).