Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine, involving inserting very fine needles into specific areas of the body with the aim of improving health. The stimulation of these trigger points is thought to release oxytocin. Acupuncturists believe that a life-force known as Qi flows through our bodies and when this is blocked, illness occurs.
The British Acupuncture Council’s latest research has shown that acupuncture can help with a variety of conditions from the short term relief of chronic low back pain to short term headache relief. Many people turn to acupuncture when they are feeling out of balance and often have regular treatment as they find it helps them feel revitalised and relaxed.
We offer both Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Five Element Acupuncture. Each session specifically caters to the individual and our acupuncturists offer an integrative approach that treats the body, mind and spirit of each patient.
Your initial treatment will be a 90 minute appointment, wherein you will be asked about your general health and medical history. A physical examination will follow to determine the area to focus on during the session. Each of our patients is treated individually and your treatment will be unique to your needs with the highest level of privacy. Follow-up sessions are 45 minutes.
If you’re looking for help to relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms, our qualified Acupuncture Practitioners at The Forge Clinic, Richmond have extensive experience in supporting people with this painful condition. Click here for more information.
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Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.