Pain Relief

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.

Other Situations

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

Acupuncture South Manchester

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

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About Incontinence

This year (2014) world continence week will take place between 23 June 2014 and 29 June 2014.
In the UK, about 24% of the population will experience bladder problems that is urinary incontinence and about 6% will suffer from bowel problems i.e. faecal incontinence.
People dealing with continence problems may be embarrassed and find it difficult to ask for help or support but there is help available which can make a huge difference to their quality of life and general wellbeing. In many cases symptoms can be cured with medication. In other cases with the right products and treatments, symptoms can be effectively managed.

Acupuncture and incontinence

Acupuncture can be one of your tools to fight incontinence. Some research published on PubMed suggest that it can be used to decrease incontinence.

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Sleep And Insomnia

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.

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