About Acupuncture

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) draws its treatments and philosophy from this recognition of the connection between humanity and nature. One of the many splendours of Eastern Medicine is that there is no separation of mind, body, spirit and emotions.

TCM is based on tending to them all. The body is viewed as a complex ecosystem such as those that exist within nature and whose healthy functioning depends on maintaining equilibrium. Restoring balance to achieve and preserve good health is therefore at the heart of diagnosis and treatment in Chinese Medicine. 

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and the Far East for thousands of years and is recognised in the West as a safe and effective form of medicine. Acupuncture works with the body’s motivating energy or ‘qi’ which flows throughout the body in channels or meridians. Very fine needles are inserted into points along the channels to access the qi and so stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. Acupuncture is holistic and so treats the whole person. It has the tools to diagnose the root cause of the illness as well as the resulting symptoms.

Each person is seen as unique and treatment is formulated to address the individual patterns of imbalance. Acupuncture can therefore be effective for many acute and chronic physical illnesses as well as various mental and emotional disorders. Sue strongly believes that acupuncture can serve as a valuable adjunct to the more specific, symptom focussed Western medical technologies and treatments.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Is a safe and holistic treatment of the face and body which aims to rejuvenate, revitalise and reduce the signs of the ageing process to give a radiant, natural glow.

Extremely fine needles are inserted to invigorate the flow of energy and blood to the face and to stimulate an increase in collagen production and muscle tone.

This is combined with body acupuncture to strengthen underlying deficiencies and balance disharmonies. The face will feel and look fresher, healthier and younger.

How Many Cosmetic treatments Will I Need?

Every person is unique but 10 – 12 treatments are suggested to achieve the best results with noticeable changes from the sixth to seventh session. Following the initial course of treatment maintenance sessions can significantly prolong the results.

It is recommended to complement the treatments with a healthy diet and facial self-massage and acupressure. Tui Na can be successfully used as a non-invasive cosmetic procedure in isolation or in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the treatment’s effect.