What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient system of complementary medicine that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. Traditional acupuncture is based on a model of balance and equilibrium, which has been refined and developed over time and is widely accepted throughout the world. The aim of every treatment is to stimulate the body’s own response, to restore and maintain health, by inserting a small number of very fine needles into acupuncture points along meridian lines to re-establish the smooth flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’).
Qi is also known as “vital”, or “metabolic”, energy and in Chinese Medicine underlies balance within the body. When Qi becomes blocked or depleted, the result is illness or pain. Each patient is treated individually and two patients with the same Western Medical diagnosis will not necessarily receive the same treatment.
What conditions can benefit from Acupuncture?
There are numerous benefits to acupuncture, and there is a growing evidence base of clinical research.
The World Health Organisation has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions for which acupuncture has been proved, through clinical trials, to be an effective treatment:-
Dental Pain, Depression, Hypertension, Induction of labour, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Knee Pain, Malposition of foetus, Nausea and Vomiting, Morning Sickness, Rheumatoid Arthritis Headaches, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow.
What to Expect
Your initial consultation will begin with a complete medical history to enable your Acupuncturist to learn more about the condition for which you are seeking help and your goals for treatment. This will be followed by an examination of your pulses and tongue and an examination of the area of your symptoms.
You can expect to be asked about your sleep, appetite, energy levels plus urination and bowel movements which will all help formulate an individual treatment plan based upon your state of health and lifestyle.
Report of Findings
Following your examination your acupuncturist will discuss their findings and talk to you about the treatment options and a plan going forward designed to meet your specific needs.
If X-rays, other imaging or further testing is required, your referral options will be discussed with you at this point.
Treatment and Exercises
Once you are happy with your treatment options and have had any questions you may have answered your first treatment can start. Your first visit will include a full acupuncture treatment and the appointment lasts approximately 90 minutes in total.
Why Choose Us?
We are open 6 days a week and can offer appointments up to 7pm to suit your commitments.
We offer a relaxing environment to ensure you get the most out of your treatment.
Conveniently located with easy access from Heathrow and the M25 and 5 minutes walk to Staines station and the town centre.
Easy to use online booking system with instant confirmation; book with us anytime, from anywhere.
Ground floor premises with free onsite parking.
Treatment can usually be started on your first visit.
Experience, expertise and clinical excellence
Our Acupuncturists are members of the British Acupuncture Council, which means they adhere to the highest standards of training, care and practice.
Treatment strategies designed to complement conventional medicine, and can be safely used for patients of all ages.
The clinic has been Awarded the ‘Clinic Management Quality Mark’ and the ‘Patient Practice Quality Mark’ for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Friendly and honest team
Our highly trained reception team are on hand to answer your queries via phone, email or in person.
We are genuinely interested in helping you get better and stay that way.
No gimmicks or sales pitches, We charge a flat rate for our appointments and you pay as you go.
Our team regularly co-manage patients, to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment and get better quicker.
Personalised treatment plans to suit your specific needs.
If we don’t think we are the best people to help you, we will tell you….and then help find you someone who is!