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Health and wellbeing

Waterside Acupuncture

Free, no obligation 15-minute consultation offered, treatments available at:

Applemore Health & Leisure Centre

Appointment times:

Monday 9.30am - 3.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 3.00 pm
Wednesday 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Thursday 4.00pm - 9.00pm

To book an appointment phone 07780 642563 or e-mail watersideacupuncture@tiscali.co.uk
www.watersideacupuncture.co.uk

IS ACUPUNCTURE FOR YOU?

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional medicine, which has been used in China and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years in order to restore, promote and maintain good health.

Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past decade Traditional Acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare in the UK.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) endorses the use of Traditional Acupuncture for a wide variety of conditions and health problems of both an acute and chronic nature.

Also NICE (The National Institute for Clinical Excellence) endorses Acupuncture as a treatment option for Low Back Pain.

www.acupuncture.org.uk

Treating the Individual

Traditional Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards an illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The practitioner's skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment. The choice of acupuncture points will be specific to each patient's needs. Traditional Acupuncture aims to improve the patient's overall well-being by identifying and treating the root cause of any problem as well as specific symptoms. In so doing, it can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well-being.

What will happen in a session?

Treatments are tailored to an individual so will vary from person to person. If you have not had acupuncture before, the acupuncturist will apply a number of different diagnostic processes to get a better picture of your overall health. This includes taking a full medical history, reading your pulses and looking at your tongue.

From this, the practitioner will be able to form a diagnosis in order to help relieve the symptoms as well as addressing any underlying problems.

In conjunction with the use of very fine, sterile needles the practitioner may use techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, massage or electro-acupuncture. They may also suggest dietary or lifestyle changes.

Where can I get this treatment?

Waterside Acupuncture is based at Applemore Health & Leisure Centre. Treatments are available on Monday and Tuesday daytime as well as Wednesday and Thursday evenings.