Sally knows how to use this ancient therapy to very best effect, often in combination with haands on work,nutrition and lifestyle advice and/or alongside conventional medical treatment. A growing body of scientific research now supports the efficacy of acupuncture.
The basic tenant of traditional acupuncture is illness, pain or poor function occur when the body's vital energy, or qi , cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. Some conditions are hereditary. Your treatment will always be aimed at restoring the flow of qi.
Your treatment will be individually tailored to giving relief from the symptoms you are experiencing alongside supporting your overall health. This can include complementing medical treatments and alleviating side effects of medication.
Traditional acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general wellbeing.
How many treatments will I need?
Because everyone is different it can be difficult to say how many treatments you will need. For some people there may be a marked improvement after one or two treatments, for others it takes longer and with serious illness it may only be possible to relieve some of the symptoms.
Acupuncture is cumulative so an initial weekly course of 4-6 treatments is often recommended. As symptoms improve and you start to feel better treatments are needed less often and you can complete treatment. In some cases a number of monthly maintenance treatments are required after the initial weekly course. Others choose to continue with regular or occasional treatments as they feel the need.