Acupuncture Clinic

Acupuncture is the time tested therapy that has been practised in the Far East for thousands of years.

The theory behind acupuncture treatment is that the healthy functioning of the body is governed by the flow of “qi” (often translated as “energy”) through a system of channels under the skin. When this flow of qi is impaired, illness occurs. By inserting fine needles at various points along the channels, the body’s balance can be restored and the illness resolved.

The flow of qi can be disrupted in many ways: emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet and overwork are all common examples. By examining the underlying cause and how it has affected the body, the most appropriate treatment for each patient can be selected. Treating the patient as an individual is at the core of acupuncture treatment and is vital in successfully assisting the body to rebalance itself.

Blockages in the flow of qi can manifest as pain, hot or cold sensations, or colour changes. These signs, along with pulse and tongue diagnosis can help determine which points and channels are most suitable for treatment.

Scientists have different opinions about how acupuncture works but in short, no one is really sure. However trial after trial consistently proves it effectiveness.

Why have Acupuncture?

Fine, sterilised, painless needles are used to heal the body.

Acupuncture works

More and more people are turning to acupuncture for solutions to their health. Robust scientific research backs up what many people have known for years – acupuncture works.

How does Acupuncture work?

Daily stresses, lifestyle choices and injury upset our natural balance and lead to physical and emotional symptoms.  By identifying the root cause of the symptoms Imran uses very fine, painless needles to activate specific energy points on the body to help bring both body and mind back to health.  MRI scans show that acupuncture triggers the body’s healing process by calming the central nervous system, regulating hormones and releasing endorphins.

Conditions we see in our clinic

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  • Musculo-skeletal Conditions
  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Indeterminate aches and pains
  • Well-Being
  • Preventative care
  • General well-being
  • Stress relief
  • Dry needling

Acupuncture is proven to work for stress.

The benefits of Acupuncture

Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms.

This approach helps resolve your main problem but also enhance your feeling of general wellbeing. You may notice other niggling problems resolve.  You are likely to sleep better and feel less stressed.

Acupuncture and the NHS

Acupuncture is now prescribed by the NHS for certain conditions and there is much research into the effectiveness of treatment . It is widely used and accepted all over the world.