What is acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which date back to nearly two thousand years ago.
It uses a positive model of good health and the functioning of the body, and is based upon the fact that pain and illness are signs that the body is out of balance.
The aim of acupuncture treatment is therefore to restore the body’s equilibrium. What makes this healthcare system so unique is that it is suited to a modern way of life in that physical, emotional and mental senses are seen as interdependent, and reflect what people believe is the connection between the different aspects of their lives.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the basic principle of treatment is that illnesses and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely within the body.
There can be numerous reasons for this, such as emotional and physical stress. Also poor nutrition, infection and injury are attributed as common complaints.
By inserting very-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points within the body, a traditional acupuncturist looks to regenerate the free flow of this vital energy to restore balance and assist the body’s natural healing response.
During the first session, the physiotherapist will conduct a thorough initial clinical assessment to identify the source of your symptoms and uncover any underlying causes. The findings will be discussed with you.
It is important for you to have a full understanding of your problem so that an agreed plan of action can be implemented. In addition to treating your injury, we want to particularly focus on helping you achieve your specific individual goals. Treatment would normally begin in this session.
During follow-up sessions your symptoms will be reviewed and treatment conducted on a session-by-session basis.
It is advisable to bring a pair of shorts if the problem is related to your leg or lower back. For ladies we recommend you wear a vest top if your complaint relates to your upper body/neck.
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Absolutely fantastic and staff are wonderful. I want to thank them all especially Natalie. New feet every time I leave the clinic.- Nancie
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Feeling better already. Thanks Ana.-Tamsin- Tamsin
No fault after 20 years plus. Reception very helpful and always have time for you. Treatment is very good and it works.- Alice
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I have been coming here for years and have always had very good service. Joseph is an excellent ‘foot man’ and I always feel like I’m walking on air after each session.- Jacqueline
Thank you Ana, great advice and very friendly.- Tom
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The lady (Ana) knows her stuff. Excellent.- Michael
A brilliant and extremely nice experience, thanks Adam.- Debra
I came here in November 2012 with my feet in a desperate condition; I had been prescribed totally inappropriate creams etc for a serious foot infection by my GP and was in some pain. Mercifully I was recommended by my sister to come here; in short Joseph gave me my life back- he managed the situation quite brilliantly, I cannot thank him enough. Thanks to Joseph I am now back to my daily “fix” of swimming in cold water at Parliament Hill Lido. Magical!- Mike
It’s been fabulous with Ana. She’s really helped me a lot. I was very lucky to be told about this place. It was recommended by a doctor friend who also came here. I’ve been telling everyone about Ana too.- Kim
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Corn free for the first time in over ten years. Thank you, Adam.- Michael
Lovely sessions with Ana and Joseph. They have made me pain-free once more and I am truly grateful for their excellent expertise.- Susan
Working on my feet all day has lead to some neglect, having a session at the clinic has given me a new pair of feet for the coming year. Thanks.- Henry
Excellent, welcoming service. Great confidence in treatment offered.- Carole
Great service- I have been coming here for years.- Rachael
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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MSc Sports Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC Registered, Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MCSP, HCPC Registered, Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS, HCPC Registered, Podiatrist
BSc (Hons) Pod. SRCH MChS HCPC Registered, Podiatrist
BSc in Health Sciences (Physiotherapy), CThA Registered, Sports Massage Therapist