How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Five Element Acupuncture works by stimulating your body’s natural ability to heal itself. This means that anyone can benefit. Whether your symptoms are emotional or physical, there is a good chance it can work for you.

How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Acupuncture’s Effectiveness

Here is a list of conditions that I see frequently in my clinic:

  • Arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, sports injuries

  • Asthma, shortness of breath, bronchitis

  • Eczema, psoriasis, acne

  • Headaches, migraine, sinusitis, hay fever, allergies

  • Anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic attacks, neuralgia

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia

  • Digestive problems, heartburn, IBS, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea

  • High blood pressure, angina, palpitations, poor circulation

  • Cystitis, water retention, weight problems

  • Painful or irregular periods, pre-menstrual tensions

  • Recovery from stroke / heart attack

  • Debilitating side-effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy

  • Minimising side-effects of long-term medication

  • Managing your condition with less (or no) medication

  • Difficulties conceiving

  • Menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes

  • General malaise / feeling run down

  • Work-related stress symptoms

  • Emotional problems e.g. bereavement, relationship break-up, moving on with your life

  • I also have extensive experience in the area of auto-immune disorders.

Gua Sha?

With agreement and discussion I sometimes include Gua Sha in an acupuncture treatment.

What is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is in alternative therapy that involves scraping the skin with a massage tool to help improve circulation.

It is effective for muscle pain and is also an effective treatment for hot flushes’

How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

A Preventative Form of Medicine

We believe that Five Element Acupuncture can help you to reach your best health potential. As acupuncture is a preventative form of medicine, it can increase your resistance to colds and flu. Our patients notice that while having regular treatment they get ill less often, and if they do fall ill, they recover faster.

In Five Element Acupuncture we treat the whole person and therefore do not distinguish between physical complaints and emotional problems. This means that the treatment of physical problems also effects the way you feel in yourself. By treating the cause of the imbalance, we will help alleviate the symptoms. Acupuncture helps you to avoid or cope better with the stresses you encounter in your life.

Instead of obstacles and problems, you begin to see possibilities and solutions.

Five Element Acupuncture treats you, not just your symptoms.
 The aim is to restore harmony and balance. As this happens your symptoms will ease.

What is Acupuncture?


Infertility & Pregnancy

The Five Elements

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