Many people seek acupuncture to help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution ,or because they feel generally unwell. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies, children and the elderly. It can be very effective when integrated with conventional medicine.
Chinese medicine has a long history of clinical practice. It is interesting that Western medicine was the “alternative medicine” in China over 100 years ago. For over six decades the Chinese have been modernising Chinese medicine to keep up with the modern age. The use of acupuncture in pain management and musculoskeletal disorders is well documented, so too is it’s holistic approach which cares for the whole body rather than just treating the symptoms
As a physician, Alison sees patterns of disharmony and is able to recognise the varying clinical signs through subtle observation. From there she can select an individual acupuncture prescription. There are twelve primary channels that run vertically, bilaterally and symmetrically. In the treatment of pain, it is common to select local, adjacent and distal points along these twelve primary channels. Single-use sterile needles are used and are in sealed strips. They are safely disposed after treatment as clinical waste.
Acupuncture can help with a myriad of ailments. Sometimes clients suffering from migraines for instance, discover it happens at different times of day or only at weekends. Alison can offer advice to change lifestyle patterns and so enhance health and wellbeing. Different prescriptions of acupuncture points are used at each consultation, leading to a carefully constructed treatment plan.
Alison is a member of the British Acupuncture Council – For more information click here.
The Chinese view health as a reflection of harmony between the internal organs, energy, blood and body fluids. A comprehensive diagnosis is made based on the person’s body, mind and spirit disposition. This holistic approach is central to Chinese Medicine. Fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to clear imbalances and regain harmony.
Chinese herbs can be taken by the traditional brewing of raw herbs, or made into convenient capsule or powder form. All the ingredients are natural ,and there are over 400 herbs in common use. No two prescriptions are the same for each client ,and prescriptions are therefore tailored for the specific ailment of the person.