Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of medicine based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. Acupuncture looks at pain and illness as signs the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body’s equilibrium.

Traditional Chinese acupuncturists believe that illness or pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection and injury are common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, the acupuncturist seeks to re-establish and promote the free flow of qi to restore balance, and trigger the body’s natural healing response.

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for back pain, headaches, migraines, and various physical injuries. As well as providing pain relief, it is helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, infertility, pregnancy related issues and much more.

Anxiety and Acupuncture

Many people have symptoms of anxiety – excessive worrying that’s hard to control, that often has an adverse impact on daily life. Anxiety is frequently treated with psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that involves inserting needles into meridian points on your body and is rapidly becoming an alternative treatment for anxiety. It has been scientifically proven that acupuncture can calm the body and mind (Pilkington2010; Pilkington 2007).

Insomnia and Acupuncture

Acupuncture can achieve amazing results with stress related sleeping imbalance. A report in 2004 found that in patients with anxiety, acupuncture increased night time melatonin production and total sleep time. Patients who received acupuncture also fell asleep faster and were less stressed.

Back Pain and Acupuncture

Back pain affects more than 1.1 million people in the UK alone. Acupuncture provide pain relief by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, leading to a release of endorphins. Also, Acupuncture effects other neurohumoral factors that change the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in improved muscle stiffness, joint mobility and a reduction in swelling and bruising.

Infertility and pregnancy issues

Acupuncture can be used alongside IVF treatment, increasing the chances of a positive outcome. Acupuncture, massage and relaxation increases blood flow to the uterus and helps balance the hormones during IVF. Our therapist has had excellent results in deploying acupuncture in conjunction with IVF treatments to increase the chances of successful pregnancy.

If you are looking for a non-chemical therapy to assist with fertility, then Acupuncture is a safe and inexpensive option to consider. It can help women conceive naturally.

Facial Acupuncture

Facial Acupuncture is a natural, non- surgical facial that is now very popular and a highly acclaimed alternative to invasive injections and chemical treatments. Tiny, painless acupuncture needles are inserted into various points on the face. We also draw on Ayurvedic skills to include a massage component to the facial, using the pressure points in combination with a jade roller and oils. This transports the client into a relaxed, blissful state. We work on body points during the facial, adding to the effectiveness of the overall treatment.

Facial Acupuncture – 75 mins £85

Cupping

Cupping is the suction and negative pressure creating by cupping can loosen muscles encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system, cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, cellulite and facial toning.

Cupping might have hit the mainstream at the 2016 Olympics and thanks to Michael Phelps, but Cupping has been around to ease muscle tension for thousands of years.

Back Pain Treatment – 45 mins  £50
Full Body Detox  – 60 mins £70

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  • Acupuncture and cupping Tonbridge

    Kam Winchester

    Specialisation : Acupuncture
    Initial treatment : £60 (60 mins)
    Subsequent treatments : £50 (60 mins)