Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly four thousand years.
The overall aim of Acupuncture treatment is to restore the body’s equilibrium.
With 30 years of experience and many patients treated for conditions ranging from back pain to addictions, men’s and women’s issues, migraines and asthma, I am sure I can help. If you’re looking for chinese medicine or acupuncture in Brighton and Hove then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A Case Study
Mary (33) decided to try acupuncture treatment for morning sickness after everything else failed. ‘I was starting to get worried. My first two pregnancies had been comfortable. From the moment I woke up I felt nauseous, and could barely hold even a glass of water down.’
Mary had read about the use of acupuncture for feeling nauseous in a childbirth book. “It wasn’t magic,” she said, “it took three or four sessions to get to the point where I didn’t feel sick all the time, and my acupuncturist was very careful because I was pregnant. There’s no doubt it helped, though, and it seemed to help me to keep calm as well. A little girl, in case you wondered.”
The strength of Chinese medicine is its ability to find exactly where nausea fits within a range of complex patterns and to identify the best treatment specifically for you.
The translation between the patterns of Chinese medicine and Western named conditions is a fascinating one. For nearly every named condition you bring to your practitioner, like nausea, or osteoarthritis of the knee, there is a complex weave of different syndromes and patterns within which it is understood. The symptoms are important, a bridge between what you experience and how the practitioner, be they Eastern or Western, makes sense of what you bring to them. Every symptom has meaning within the Eastern tradition.
Natural Approach To Wellness
This system is so uniquely suited to modern life because our physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects are seen as interdependent, and reflect the connection between the different parts of our lives.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on meridian lines to regulate the flow of ‘Qi’ i.e. our vital energy.
For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in blood deficiency, which is more serious, which may involve symptoms of pain and general malaise.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition using the assessment of any symptoms, (which are the ‘messengers’ giving us a warning), tongue and pulse diagnosis.
This approach helps to resolve your problem and enhance your feeling of wellbeing.
You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves, these are ‘healing crises’ – better out than in!
Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional Western Medicine.
Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world, and is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children.
More and more people are realising that Brighton acupuncture isn’t palliative and can really help in the attainment of Optimum Health i.e. symptom free, and therefore full of Qi/Vitality!