Who has acupuncture? Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions, and some because they simply feel generally unwell. Others choose acupuncture to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages, including babies and children. It can also be used alongside conventional medicine.

Should my doctor know? If you have been prescribed medication it makes sense to tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture. You should always tell your acupuncturist about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.

Is it safe? Acupuncture has a very sound track record. The needles used are single-use, sterile and disposable. Responses to treatment can sometimes include tiredness. Very rarely you may experience mild dizziness, and on occasion minor bruising. However, all such reactions are short-lived.

What does it feel like? Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache. read more

What is Shiatsu?
SHIATSU, which literally means 'finger pressure', is a japanese healing art grounded in the same oriental tradition as acupuncture. But instead of using needles the practioner uses hands, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet to stimulate meridians or energy points in the body. Shiatsu is wonderfully relaxing and also energises the body.

What is Massage?
HOLISTIC MASSAGE is a preventative therapy allowing the body's own natural healing process to take place. In today's difficult times, the need for relaxation is becoming more appreciated for its ability to help alleviate stress-related problems.

Massage also improves circulation, relieves aching, tense muscles and stimulates the body's immune system.

NICE's (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has agreed that acupuncture can be made available on the NHS for Chronic lower back pain. Read More here