At my Clinic of Chinese Medicine I specialise in acupuncture and herbal treatments in private practice at Wallingford Community Hospital and at Goring-on-Thames. Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine brought to the West from Asia, and is widely used across the world as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other forms of medicine. In China it is used alongside conventional Western Medicine for treatment of all sorts of conditions.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture influences the flow of ‘qi’, energy, along pathways in the body known as ‘meridians’, treatments involving the insertion of very fine needles into specific points along the meridians. The points are selected by the practitioner according to the diagnosis of the patient’s condition.
Acupuncture provides a number of benefits for your health and wellbeing, including preparation for, during and after pregnancy, as well as other conditions, and is used safely and effectively alongside conventional medicine.
Please visit the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) website for more information about what acupuncture can treat.
Who can have acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be beneficial for people from any age group, such as for relieving specific aches and pains like osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches and migraines, lower back pain, muscle and joint pain and following dental work, post-operative pain or for other common health problems.
Acupuncture is also excellent for people who feel that their body may be ‘out of balance’, even though they may have no obvious diagnosis. Some may choose to have regular treatment because they find it beneficial and relaxing.
Whatever the problem, this treatment is designed to support your whole body and not just your symptoms. A practitioner of Chinese Medicine will provide an individualised treatment for you.
For more information or to arrange an appointment, simply contact me today.
All registered acupuncturists are professionally trained and are required to meet and maintain strict professional standards in their work in order to practice while following ethical conduct rules. Ongoing programmes of continuing professional development (CPD) must be followed to ensure they are currently up-to-date with developments in treatment protocols.
For more information about acupuncture and other registered acupuncturists in your area, please refer to the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) website. I have been a Member of the BAcC since its inception and was a member of the Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine before that, one of the original constituent professional bodies forming the BAcC.
I am also a Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), which ensures the highest professional and ethical standards in the provision and prescription of herbal remedies. For more information about the RCHM, please visit their website.