Dr. Hua Shen Authentic Acupuncture
Tel 07846 573656
Chinese hospital acupuncture on your doorstep
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Treatments I Offer

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy, where the focus is on the individual, not their illness. Each patient is unique; two people with the same Western medicine diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.

Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to encourage the qi to flow again, thereby restoring balance and triggering the body's natural healing response.

Read more from British Acupuncture Council 

Acupressure

Acupressure is based on the same ideas and theories as acupuncture, but is non-invasive, using physical pressure on acupuncture points rather than needles. This can be either relaxing or stimulating, and helps the body to improve qi circulation and regain its yin-yang balance.

 

Cupping

See our Cupping therapy page

What to expect


During your first visit Hua will need to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle. This will involve asking questions about your current symptoms and condition, as well as your medical history. She will also ask about such things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing.  She will also take your pulse on both wrists and may examine your tongue and feel for areas of muscular tension or pain. Based on all the information you have given, Hua will make a diagnosis and put together your treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture.
 
For more details on what to expect from your acupuncture treatment, please go to the
British Acupuncture Council website