We can help for
Mental health, asthma, headaches, menstrual discomfort, digestive problems, high blood pressure, back pain, arthritis, stress and more…
All types of pain. From Back (sciatica, lumbago) to headaches, to all muscles, joints, and bone pain. Simple effective treatments with immediate relief is what acupuncture can offer.
Whether seasonal or environmental, acupuncture acts on the symptoms (nose, eyes, breathing, skin) and on the underlying issues. This two-pronged approach brings immediate relief and long-lasting effects.
Periods should not be painful, and suffering is not normal. Acupuncture helps promote regular periods and reduce premenstrual symptoms and pain. A healthy cycle is an important factor in fertility.
My acupuncture adventure started when I was 12 years old. Having seen my parents undergo three hip operations, 2 cancer treatments, and being diagnosed as diabetic in a period of three years I was confronted, at this early age, with the need to find a better way to help people live a healthy and full life. The symptomatic treatments that my parents underwent brought me to the realisation that a holistic approach to health would be more beneficial. At the same time being confronted with ones parents being in ill health also leads to questioning of ones understanding of the world around us.
My philosophical undertaking of understanding started at the age of fourteen and took me on a journey that eventually led to ancient Chinese philosophy. Against this backdrop of searching for meaningful ways to help people live a healthy balanced life and coupled with an attraction to ancient Chinese thought, the acupuncture world became the obvious career path.
Having the opportunity to study under Daniel Deriaz at the start of my academic career introduced me to the various types of acupuncture that existed and opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities.
Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. The focus of acupuncture is on improving the overall well-being of the patient, rather than only the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy, known as Qi, moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin.
Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities—Yin and Yang—and when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting hair-thin needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing response and helps restore its natural balance. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infection, poisons, trauma, and emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear, and grief.
The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to restore the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.