Acupuncture is usually performed with disposable needles. The needles used are exceptionally fine and in skilful hands can bring amazing effects. It is used to stimulate the relevant points to improve the flow of energy and to clear the blockages along the meridians in the body.
Some techniques based on the principles of acupuncture:
Electro-Acupuncture – applying needles with electric pulse stimulation.
Acupressure – applying pressure with the fingers to various points.
Moxibustion – applying heat to points or certain locations of the body by using “moxa-wool” Chinese herb.
Cupping – attaching a cup to the skin surface to increase the circulation, diminishing pains
What can it do for me?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of well-being. Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
An acupuncturist treats the person, not just the condition which you have, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask one of us to contact you to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
At the Centre we have four fully qualified therapists offering Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. All are registered with and members of The British Acupuncture Council, the leading British regulatory body for acupuncture which ensures that all its members have the first degree level training in traditional acupuncture and comply with strict Safe Practice standard.
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Chinese and herbal medicine:
Chinese Medicine is a coherent and independent system of thought and practice that has been developed over two millennia. It has increased in popularity in recent years and when used appropriately, the effects it can have on your quality of life can be extraordinary.
Chinese Medicine considers that disease is caused as a direct result of these energy blockages within the body.
Chinese Medicine also considers that the channels are associated with the internal organs, which is out of balance is another important factor in the pathogenesis of the disease. Chinese Medicine is therefore to treat the whole body rather than just the symptoms.
The Longfield Integrated Care Centre is reputed to have highly qualified and experienced therapists. We offer comprehensive consultation and treatment for patients. At the Centre, you will receive the best professional service.
Courses of treatment: The total number of treatments required varies, depending on the nature and severity of the problem. Your practitioner will discuss this with you.
We are specialized in the following areas: Psoriasis, Arthritis, Impotence, Vitiligo, Asthma, Periods, Disorder, Eczema, Stress, Hair Loss, Acne, Migraine, Weight Loss, Gastritis, Infertility, Stop Smoking.
We offer the following treatments
Chinese Herbal Therapy
There are over 400 Chinese Herbs in common use. However, a consultation must be made with one of our doctors before the treatment starts. Herbs are selected according to different symptoms of illness to formulate compound prescriptions. Therefore, the correct prescription is essential. Chinese herbal treatment takes some time to show improvement but it provides a long-term benefit.
What can be treated by Chinese Medicine?
Some of the problems and diseases commonly treated by Acupuncture or Chinese Herbs are as follows:
Dermatology: Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Vitiligo, Melasma, Alopecia, Mycosis, Herpes, Lupus Erythematosus, etc.
Internal Medicine: Angina, High blood pressure, Asthma, Common Cold, Bronchitis, Stomach ulcers, Gastritis, Colitis, Constipation, IBS, Diabetes, Anaemia and Haemorrhoids etc.
Rheumatic Disease: Arthritis, Back pain, Soft- tissue Rheumatism
Psychological Disease: Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Insomnia, Palpitation, etc.
Neurological & Muscle disease: Back Pain, Sciatica, Headache, Migraine, Epilepsy, Stiff Neck, Hemiplegia, Sprains, Tennis Elbow, M.E., M.S., etc.
Gynaecology: Dysmenorrhoea, Premenstrual tension, Irregular periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Infertility and Habitual miscarriage, Fibroid, Polycystic Ovarium Syndrome, Endometriosis, etc.
Male Disease: Impotence, Premature ejaculation, etc.
Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat: External otitis, Sinusitis, Sore throat, Hay Fever, Tinnitus, Pharyngitis, Sinusitis, Poor Eyesight.