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Stockton Heath Acupuncture
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Acupuncture Benefits and Natural Health Care

Acupuncture for Good Heath and Well Being

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine providing an alternative and complementary holistic approach to health and well being. Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed over thousands of years as a system of health and healing. The underlying theory is that Qi (pronounced Chi) flows through the body in energy meridians or channels. When the Qi flows smoothly and unhindered then the person is healthy, if the Qi becomes blocked or lacking in some way then ill health will result. To promote good health, very fine acupuncture needles are inserted into the body in specific acu-points which balance the body’s energy.  Acupuncture benefits you as a whole being, treating both body and mind.

Acupuncture has become widely accepted in the western world and within the western medical community, with many clinical trials in Europe and America, as well as China, proving its efficacy for treating many conditions. Read more about the evidence for the benefits of acupuncture here and here.

Benefits of acupuncture Treatment- Stockton Heath Acupuncture Clinic Acupuncture benefits the person as ‘whole’.  It benefits physical, mental and emotional levels

Acupuncture is comfortable, and relaxing to receive

Acupuncture treats the underlying causes of conditions and restores balance within the body.

 

Acupuncture Benefits FAQ

Who can benefit from Acupuncture therapy?

The short answer is anyone! Acupuncture is a suitable treatment for both young and old, from all walks of life. Some people have acupuncture to treat a specific condition and others use it as part of their health care regime to maintain health and vitality.

Many people find that having acupuncture treatment is very relaxing and report a sense of calm and well being that lasts well after the treatment has finished. In fact, people find it so relaxing they often fall asleep during treatment!

What Does Having Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of small, hair-thin needles into the body at specific points in order to treat illness and maintain health. The acupuncturist will choose which points to use on the basis of a detailed diagnosis, the needles are normally left in for 20 minutes.

Many people are put off acupuncture by the idea of needles. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to those used for injections or blood test. They are much finer. The experience of receiving acupuncture for the first time is normally a pleasant surprise, as the technique used by the acupuncture practitioner and the small size of the needles ensures that it is as pain free as possible. Most people find that an acupuncture treatment is pleasant and relaxing.

Many people who are scared of needles, have found that they actually enjoy acupuncture treatment. However, if you really can’t face the idea, you could consider which uses acupressure and can be used as a kind of ‘acupuncture without needles.’

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, Rachel follows strict codes of professional conduct with hygiene and safety being of the utmost importance. The needles are sterile and come in sealed blister packs. They are used only once and then disposed of safely. All equipment used is of the highest quality and conforms to all relevant safety regulations.

What To Expect From The Session?

Your first acupuncture consultation and treatment will last one and a half hours, with the majority of this time given to the consultation. You will be asked about your condition, medical history and general health such as sleeping patterns, energy levels, diet and lifestyle.

The acupuncturist will also take your pulse and examine your tongue. Subsequent visits will be shorter and will last no more than an hour.

The acupuncture needles will be inserted into specific points that relate to your condition and Chinese medicine diagnosis. These will often be around the affected area, but may also be at different parts of the body. The exact position of the needles is different from person to person, reflecting the individual differences between us.

Cost of Treatment and Cancellation Policy

The cost of treatment is as follows:
£55 for the inital consultation and the first treatment combined ( 1, 1/2 hours)

It is £42 for follow up treatmenst (45 minutes to 1hr).

Please note the cancellation policy of Stockton Heath Acupuncture is that for missed appointments and appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee for that appointment is payable.

 

 

Acupuncture FAQ

  • Who can benefit from Acupuncture therapy?

    The short answer is anyone! Acupuncture is a suitable treatment for both young and old, from all walks of life. Some people have acupuncture to treat a specific condition and others use it as part of their health care regime to maintain health and vitality. Many people find that having acupuncture treatment is very relaxing and report a sense of calm and well being that lasts well after the treatment has finished. In fact, people find it so relaxing they often fall asleep during treatment!
  • What Does Having Acupuncture Feel Like?

    Acupuncture involves the insertion of small, hair-thin needles into the body at specific points in order to treat illness and maintain health. The acupuncturist will choose which points to use on the basis of a detailed diagnosis, the needles are normally left in for 20 minutes. Many people are put off acupuncture by the idea of needles. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to those used for injections or blood test. They are much finer. The experience of receiving acupuncture for the first time is normally a pleasant surprise, as the technique used by the acupuncture practitioner and the small size of the needles ensures that it is as pain free as possible. Most people find that an acupuncture treatment is pleasant and relaxing. Many people who are scared of needles, have found that they actually enjoy acupuncture treatment. However, if you really can't face the idea, you could consider which uses acupressure and can be used as a kind of 'acupuncture without needles.' As a member of the Bristish Acupuncture Council, Rachel follows strict codes of professional conduct with hygiene and safety being of the utmost importance. The needles are sterile and come in sealed blister packs. They are used only once and then disposed of safely. All equipment used is of the highest quality and conforms to all relevant safety regulations.
  • s?What To Expect From The Session

    Your first acupuncture consultation and treatment will last one and a half hours to two hours, with the majority of this time given to the consultation. You will be asked about your condition, medical history and general health such as sleeping patterns, energy levels, diet and lifestyle. The acupuncturist will also take your pulse and examine your tongue. Subsequent visits will be shorter and will normally last no more than an hour. The acupuncture needles will be inserted into specific points that relate to your condition and Chinese medicine diagnosis. These will often be around the eaffected area, but may also be at different parts of the body. The exact position of the needles is different from person to person, reflecting the individual differences between us.
  • Cost of Treatment and Cancellation Policy

    The cost of treatment is as follows: £55 for the inital consultation and the first treatment combined ( 1, 1/2 - 2 hours) It is £42 for follow up treatmenst (45 minutes to 1hr). Please note the cancellation policy of Stockton Heath Acupuncture is that for missed appointments and appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee for that appointment is payable.

Client Testimonial

  • I suffered from "morning sickness" from about my fourth week of pregnancy – I felt constantly nauseous and was being sick up to three times a day. At about ten or eleven weeks, as the sickness didn't seem to be going away on its own, I started consulting Rachel. Right from the very first appointment I couldn't believe the difference that acupuncture made. I went into the first treatment feeling sick and prepared with sweets and salty food in case I felt like being sick during the appointment. As I lay on the treatment couch the nausea just disappeared and I wasn't sick at all – and didn't even feel sick - for the next 36 hours. After three or four sessions of acupuncture with Rachel the sickness had all but disappeared. The acupuncture treatment made it so much easier to cope with everyday life, work and looking after an active toddler alongside my pregnancy. If I fell pregnant again and suffered from morning sickness I would definitely seek acupuncture earlier on in the pregnancy, as I felt it made such a positive difference for me this time.
    Helen, 32, How Acupuncture helped my morning sickness during pregnancy
  • Rachel has really turned my life around with her treatments. When I first arrived at Rachel's clinic I was in a mess with anxiety. I was quickly reassured by Rachel and we had a very thorough consultation where Rachel established my current state of mind and how to treat it. Immediately after the treatment I felt finally like I had a rest from the constant anxiety that had previously controlled my life. Ongoing further treatment was fantastic and Rachel was consistently checking up with my condition to ensure that I was receiving the right treatment and was adjusting the points that she was working on to completely eradicate any symptoms, for the first time in my life I felt fully functional. Acupuncture with Rachel was completely painless and certainly not scary at all as I had expected it to be. At all times I felt that I was in safe and professional hands, it has been fascinating having treatment with Rachel because of the knowledge that she shared with me about my treatment and I have since recommended Rachel to many of my friends and family who have also had success
    Naomi, Used acupuncture treatments to alleviate severe anxiety
  • I originally went to see Rachel to get help with back pain, but got more than I bargained for! During the first assessment Rachel helped me identify other areas she could work on, the main one being my weight. I was significantly overweight and had a BMI of over 40. With her help and support I have lost over 8 stone, and my back pain has significantly improved. In the process, I also found myself sleeping better and generally feeling healthier. Rachel's friendly and open manner helped identify a range of issues she was then able to treat in a variety of different ways. I highly recommend the service that Rachel provides and am eternally grateful for everything she has done to help me.
    Linsey, Benefits of acupuncture for treatment of back pain and weight loss
  • Pain? What Pain? It's gone, thank you so much Rachel. This getting older with arthritis is like having no oil in the joints, very stiff, painful and limitations on movement. Since coming to you I can move much more easily. I can walk down stairs properly instead of hobbling, or walking backwards to get downstairs. I was nervous about acupuncture, needles frighten me. I must say that I did not feel you putting them in and after walking in to your surgery all my fears melted away.
    Shelagh, Using Acupunture therapy to treat arthritis
  • I was surprised to find acupuncture very relaxing, I felt the results very quickly which was great and I was able to judge when I needed treatment and that was empowering for me. Although the stress in my life is still the same because I feel more relaxed I am better able to deal with it and because I am sleeping through the night now, I'm not tired all the time. I feel so much better and people have noticed how well I look
    Christine, Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture and Stress