Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN THE TREATMENTS HELP WITH?
Acute and Chronic Pain Management – most conditions involving pain e.g. Sciatica, Migraines / Headaches, Neuralgia and even Cancer Pain
Inflammatory conditions – e.g. Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Degeneration of Discs
Sports Injuries and Recovery from injury or surgery.
Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health and Nervous system disorders.
Sinus, Hay fever, Asthma and other Allergic or Immune system disorders.
Hormonal regulation of menstrual and pregnancy problems including infertility.
Gut, Digestive or intestinal/bowel problems especially related to stress.
Neuropathy – due to Diabetes, Post Stroke, or Shingles Pain.
Circulation problems – Numbness, Coldness and blockages.
Fatigue or Low energy – Chronic fatigue, low immune system, post-viral
Sleep problems – insomnia, dream disturbed, night sweats
Fluid retention, swelling, urinary problems.
I also help support patients during IVF / Fertility procedures as well as during Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy treatments and recovery from serious illnesses.
Any other health concerns or queries, please don't hesitate to call me to discuss if I may be able to help.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A TREATMENT?
The First consultation involves an in-depth intake and diagnostic questioning followed by treatment. All information gathered is under Privacy laws and are in strict personal confidence between you and me. You, and only you, have the right to access your records and decide if I am to give information to anyone on your behalf.
Depending on your complaint, or reason to come to see me, I will often combine Therapeutic Massage followed by Acupuncture to treat your concerns.
Herbal cream, balm or lotions for external use or Herbal medicine for internal use will be given after working out with you and knowing what other medication you currently might be taking.
Advice on what to do as home care, exercise, diet and other advice I will also give.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY TREATMENT?
Generally, you will leave feeling better to some extent and more relaxed. It is hard to give a blanket answer to how much improvement or how long or many times needed to treat your problem as every condition and person is different. But having said this, I find 4 – 5 treatments will make a considerable difference and let us know how to better manage your condition.
Any questions or queries I will endeavour to answer at the time or get back to you with the information I have researched if I don’t know.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO OR BRING TO MY TREATMENT?
Any Medical tests, Blood tests, Scans, X-rays or other Diagnostics that are related to your problem, or area of concern to you, please bring for me to see.
A genuine want to feel better and an open and positive attitude also helps.
DRY NEEDLING AND ACUPUNCTURE, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
An Acupuncturist who performs Acupuncture is well trained, with at least 4 Years of University Degree level education in Chinese Medicine and many hundreds of hours of clinical training.
Dry Needling uses the same Acupuncture Needles but the training in their use is often quite short and has very little Chinese Medical theory.
IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Acupuncture is not painful but some feelings are felt.
Acupuncture needles are solid and very fine, about the width of a human hair, most commonly 0.25 mm in diameter.
Often there is no sensation or brief prick as the needle is inserted. The general needling sensation is usually one of slight heaviness, numbness, distention, tingling, movement or warmth.
This is your Body's reaction to the needle which is part of the therapeutic effect.
People often relax quite deeply and may feel drowsy and even sleep when the needles are in.