Most people would have heard about acupuncture the first time as a tools for pain relief.
There is a saying in Chinese Medicine
If there is free flow, there is no pain.
If there is no free flow, there is pain
In England NICE has recommended acupuncture as one of the type of therapies to use for chronic lower back pain
Emotional problems and depression
The theory of Chinese Medicine states that body and mind are intricately connected. Therefore, an unbalance in our emotions is a sign that an organ is trying to communicate to us that something is not right.
Because acupuncture is very safe when practiced by a qualified acupuncturist, it can be used during pregnancy.
You may be suffering from a condition for which you do not know if acupuncture can help. I would suggest that you call and check.
Call Tim 07824 641 700
Style of Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
I received my academic Acupuncture training in a Traditional Chinese Medicine
school where I earned a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Where can I have my acupuncture treatment
I practice acupuncture in Altrincham south Manchester My acupuncture practice is located 44 Ashfield Road, Hale, Altrincham Cheshire. It is therefore very convenient if you live or work in Altrincham, Hale, Broadheath,Timperley, Bowdon, Wilmslow, Sale, Manchester or in Cheshire
Book an acupuncture treatment
To book an apointment call Tim
07824 641 700
A research published by Acupuncture in Medicine (June 2006) suggests that up to 70% of amputees can suffer from burning, cramping, pinprick, stabbing, itching or other sensations of pain in the first few weeks following amputation . This is called Phantom Limb Pain or Phantom Limb Sensation. The same paper describes 3 interesting cases of the use of acupuncture to manage and even eradicate the sensations. It is interesting to notice that they use the deqi as part of the treatment instead of pure dry needling. The points used are standard Acupuncture points including LI 3 , ST 36, SP 6 and ST 32.
Can acupuncture help with sleep?
Did you know? Six adults out of ten in the UK suffers from sleeping disorders. Among the diverse causes, stress and long working hours have a lion share.
Stress: Acupuncture can help sleep by relaxing
For centuries, the Chinese have been using acupuncture to help people sleep better. Acupuncture can have a powerfully relaxing effect. When stress has been identified as the root of the problem then acupuncture for sleep can be part of the solution.
Emotional Problems:Acupuncture can calm the mind and promote sleep
Another cause for insomnia can be emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Often you can hear hear acupuncturists use the expression ‘calm the mind’. The calming state of relaxation and well-being induced by acupuncture in general and by some specific points is favourable to stilling thoughts. For any emotional problem I recommend that the patient checks with their GP, however most will use acupuncture as a complement to the prescription given by their GP.
Pain: Acupuncture can temporary reduce pain
Pain can be a reason for insomnia and bad sleep. When one is in pain, it is quite difficult to find sleep. Even if a prescription pain killer is available, there is a limit to the permitted amount that can be used in a day. There are many theories as to why acupuncture can help reduce pain but the Chinese put it nicely saying ‘when there is free flow of Qi, there is no pain’.
Indeed, when sleeping disorders are involved, there is a relationship between them and acupuncture may help sleep and fight insomnia.