020 8749 3792
Acupuncture in Shepherds Bush W12
What is Acupuncture?
How does it work?
Practitioners assess health by feeling the pulse at each wrist and by observing the color and form of the face, tongue, and body. This information in addition to the patient’s personal history - present and past complaints, physical environment, family health history, and emotional life help the practitioner to decide what and how to treat the patient.
Treatment may incorporate acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, exercise, and massage. Duration of treatment depends on the nature of the complaint, its severity, and how long it has been present.
What happens in an acupuncture session?
The practitioner uses tiny sterile stainless steel acupuncture needles, which are inserted into the points of the body corresponding to the systems of the body that need harmonizing. Acupuncture invigorates proper function of the muscles, nerves, organs.
How It Feels
Is it painful?
Not usually - in many cases the patient does not even feel the needles go in. The main sensation is a brief numbness, perhaps some tingling, followed by a sense of relaxation and well-being.
What Acupuncture Can Treat?
"Sure, but what's it like?",
many people ask!
Lots of people don't like the idea of needles, but Kylie Pentelow discovered how an acupuncture session can send away stress.
" ...I feel totally relaxed. It is only when I look down that I remember I am not lying on a beach in some far off destination - but in the treatment room of a clinic. It is the combination of 7 needles inserted into various parts of my body that is giving me this amazing sense of well being.
The thought of having a holiday jab or giving blood is enough to put most people off needles - and acupuncture certainly falls into the needles category. Piercing the skin is usually a painful experience, but the fine needles used in this ancient Chinese therapy do not hurt. In fact, the sensation form the needle is electrifying in the most positive sense.
You experience it as a total change in feeling throughout your entire being. As the needles were inserted, I felt the pressures of the day float away through the window. The "stress" needle had the most effect, inserted in the centre of the forehead, a couple of centimetres up form the bridge of the nose. This is said to align mind, body and spirit, and is especially effective when you're feeling frazzled and overworked.
After the needle was inserted, my eyes closed involuntarily. I wasn't tired, in fact I felt totally awake. When I returned to the office, I took the constantly ringing phone in my stride and the deadlines no longer seemed such a pressure. I felt I was smiling from the inside out... "
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