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“Within a few sessions improvements in my

health were obvious. I have far more energy

overall and feel very much like my old

self again.” Acupuncture Client

 

Traditional Acupuncture

The acupuncturists at Renaissance practice Traditional Acupuncture.  They are members of the British Acupuncture Council which guides them with codes of practice, ethics and ensures comprehensive training to degree level.

Traditional Acupuncture is a system of medicine based on over 2000 years of developments and refinements in China and other parts of the Far East.  It views health and disease in a holistic manner.  This is as relevant today as it was centuries ago as it considers the effect stress and emotional states have on our physical health as much as it does physical trauma and environmental factors.

Due to the holistic nature of Traditional Acupuncture and its consideration of all aspects of our being our practitioners commonly see patients with problems such as;

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Fertility issues
  • Energy and sleep issues
  • Recovery from viruses
  • Medically unexplained or complex health problems

It’s best to call if you have queries, or want to information before you book an appointment, but below are answers to some frequently asked questions about acupuncture which may help.

Treatments follow a thorough diagnosis. Questions will centre around your current health but will also be about your medical history and even that of your family. Your diet, digestive system, sleep and emotional state also give lots of  information that helps structure a treatment specific to your needs.

Pulse taking, having a close look at your tongue, and gently palpating your limbs, joints and abdomen are also part of the process.

How often you need acupuncture depends on your individual condition. You may feel changes quite early on but usually more significantly after five or six treatments, with sustainable results in following sessions. Occasionally with acute problems only one or two treatments are required. Some patients may need treatment over several months especially if the problem has been around for a long time.

Once a problem is under control many patients continue treatment on monthly or seasonal intervals as a form of preventative medicine or as a way of exploring and improving their potential.

The needles an acupuncturist uses are much finer than what most people have experienced before.  Once inserted the sensation felt can be anything from a tingling, numbness or dull ache.  Occasionally it does feel like a small pin prick but this lasts a fraction of a second and patients always say the benefits outweigh this massively.

The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted into your foot or hand.

All needles are sterile, blister packed and single use. 

For a more thorough list of what acupuncture might help take a look at what the World Health Association says about it and how it lists its many strengths.

who http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html 

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