Acupuncture


The Ancient Art of Acupuncture Can Help Heal, Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Promote Wellbeing

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of using tiny needles, precisely inserted at key points on your body in order to relieve specific symptoms associated with diseases and common medical conditions.

It is believed that there are over 2000 of these key points and that they are all inter-connected to form pathways that join all parts of the body.

These pathways and connections create a flow of energy called Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) and it is this that controls the overall health of the human body.

Any disruption of the flow of Qi can lead to problems, which is where acupuncture can help by correcting imbalances and restoring the correct flow of Qi can help to heal, relieve pain and reduce stress.

What Happens During a Treatment

When you visit us for an acupuncture treatment session, we’ll start by discussing your problems and symptoms with you so that we can understand what is required to make you feel better.

You’ll then learn a little more about the acupuncture techniques we use, how the needles work and what you can expect to achieve in terms of results.

Once we’ve answered any questions you might have, we’ll get you comfortable in one our treatment rooms before beginning.

After your acupuncture session there will be more time for you ask questions, to discuss how the session has made you feel and to arrange your next visit if required.

If you’d like to know more, or you’d like to book a taster session, please call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in in and see us in our Putney clinic.

Does the Treatment Cause Any Pain?

The needles used for acupuncture are extremely thin. In fact they are of similar width to a human hair, so when they are inserted the pain associated (if at all) is very minimal.

For most, the insertion produces a sensation of pressure or of an ache, rather than one of pain or discomfort.

By the end of the treatment, many patients report a feeling of complete relaxation whilst others feel very energised and full of life.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The 2000 or more acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system and by doing so, promote the release of chemicals into key areas of the body.

These chemicals do a wide range of things, such as altering the feeling of pain and controlling the body’s ability to heal and regulate its overall condition, both physically and mentally.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help?

Through extensive research, the NHS has determined that acupuncture is useful to treat a wide range of conditions either as a standalone treatment or combined with traditional medicines.

These include fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, addictions, headaches and migraines, as well as stroke rehabilitation.

One of the other key strengths of acupuncture is for the treatment of pain relief for very common problems such as back pain, arthritis and neck pain.

Take a look at our Conditions page to find out more about the many health problems we can help you with.

Alternatively, to discuss your own personal condition call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.