Five element acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine first recorded in China over 2,000 years ago. It works on the principle that when our qi (roughly translated as life force) is in balance we are in prime health and able to maintain that state ourselves, conversely, when our energy is out of balance illness may arise.

In our modern life we may often experience high levels of stress, this can manifest as physical, mental or emotional symptoms. Sometimes we are unaware of what the cause of our ailments is but feel out of sorts or not ourselves. Acupuncture can redress the imbalance by treating the cause rather than the symptoms, allowing us to cope with whatever comes our way with equanimity.

The initial consultation can take between 11/2 to 2 hours. I take a detailed account of your past and present medical histories, your lifestyle, a physical examination and give a preliminary acupuncture treatment.

I recommend a series of five appointments, ideally, one a week, by which time you should notice a marked difference in how you feel. After this and depending on your progress, appointments can be spread out more. With you, I work towards achieving a maintenance programme whereby you have maintenance treatments 5 times a year. The time this takes to reach varies from person to person depending on the severity of their complaint. It is usual for patients to experience a greater feeling of well being after after undertaking acupuncture.


Acupuncture can help a wide range of  diseases and disorders, these are some of the complaints that clients have come to see me for:

Acid reflux

Acne

Allergies

Anxiety

Arthritis

Asthma

Back Pain

Blood Pressure, both high & low

Coughing

Constipation

Depression

Diarrhea

Digestive Problems

Ecema

Head Aches

Hormonal Issues

IBS

Infertility

Insomnia

Irregular Periods

Loss of Energy

Lack of Direction

Meniere’s Disease

Menopause Syndrome

Migraine

Muscle Pain

Neck Pain

PCOS

PMS

Sciatica

Stress Related Illnesses