Complementary Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Acupuncture has been practised in China for thousands of years. Its' underlying philosophy is that the healthy functioning of the body is governed by the flow of qi, (often translated as energy), through a system of channels under the skin. When this flow of qi is impaired, illness occurs. By inserting fine needles at various points along the channels, the body’s balance can be restored and the illness resolved.
The flow of qi can be disrupted in many ways: physical trauma, emotional upset, poor diet and overwork are all common examples. At OM House Clinic, we investigate the underlying causes of problems and how these have affected the body, and then select the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Treating everyone as an individual is a core principle of acupuncture and is vital to assisting the body to rebalance itself successfully.
What to expect:
A typical treatment is 50 minutes long. The first treatment is always a consultation treatment. It includes an in depth consultation about your health and lifestyle followed by diagnostic testing then treatment.
Kornelia offers two options for a consultation treatment. The recommended consultation is 75 minutes long and includes a full diagnostic and a complete treatment (best for more complicated conditions). The other option is a 50 minute consultation which includes a full diagnostic and a short tester treatment. This is recommended for simpler conditions or as a way of seeing how well the condition will respond to acupuncture.
During an Acupuncture treatment the client is fully clothed except for shoes and socks, and perhaps trousers if they cannot be rolled up to the knee.
You will then lie comfortably on a massage table.
Typically, the acupuncturist will use 6-12 needles during the treatment. The number of needles used does not correspond with the intensity of the treatment, rather it is the precise placement of the needles that is important.
Upon insertion, the client may feel a slight sting or prick. Once the needle is inserted, there should be no pain. You should feel comfortable during the treatment. If you experience pain, numbness, or discomfort, notify the acupuncturist immediately.
Acupuncture can be combined with other techniques such as moxibustion or cupping.
To book for this treatment:
Initial appointment 70-80 mins - £80, Follow-up 60 mins - £65 Book with James
45 mins £69, 60 mins £79, 90 mins £104 Book with Hernan