A patient reports:
“Originally I came to acupuncture during my pregnancy. I had persistent chest infections and I was concerned taking too many antibiotics. Acupuncture totally shifted the gunk in my chest, kept my asthma at bay and reduced morning sickness. I also found it very effective for postnatal support, especially the ‘mother roasting’ (moxibustion on lower abdomen). Compared to my first birth, treatment definitely sped up my recovery. A few years later I returned to Gaby for migraine/headaches. During a period of bereavement I found it incredibly helpful, as there are very physical manifestations to grief and loss of spirit and overwhelm. It didn’t feel as if it tried to get rid of the feeling of bereavement and distress but supported me through it. I felt it equipped me to deal with inevitable feelings of loss.” K.C.
Traditional acupuncture works to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of well-being: physical, mental, emotional. Good health is not just the absence of pain or disease. According to traditional Chinese medicine our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. This energy is known as chi. The flow of chi can be disturbed by any number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, anger, grief as well as poor nutrition, unhealthy life style, hereditary factors, infections, and trauma. When the chi is unbalanced, illness may result.
Ultra fine needles are inserted at chosen points along the channels of energy. The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing response and restore its natural balance. Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition, as well as your symptoms. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of your health problems.
I am bound by strict Codes of Practice as laid down by the British Acupuncture Council which was drawn up in association with the Department of Health & Social Security, covering sterilisation procedures, hygiene of premises and professional & public indemnity insurance. The Code of Ethics deals with relations with patients, fellow practitioners and the general public and the imperative of confidentiality.