Acupuncture treatment is the practise of penetrating the skin with needles meant to stimulate the flow of energy within the body. It is now accepted worldwide as a valid system of healthcare – a system of Medicine rooted in Chinese and other eastern cultures, it is a popular choice for patients as they become more aware of the benefits of natural holistic medicine.
The body is said to have approximately 2,000 acupuncture pressure points which can unlock the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee) in the body and allow for natural healing. The practise sees pain as a result of a blockage in the body’s natural energy, and the needles placed in specific areas can release this tension.
Needles are not the only way to provide this treatment, cupping can also be used to aid the body.
Who has Acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages, including babies and children. Many women choose to have acupuncture throughout pregnancy, and it can be used alongside conventional medicine. Used since the 1950’s in western cultures, acupuncture has a variety of benefits.
Many people attend The Lawrence Clinic in Leeds, with specific symptoms or conditions e.g migraines, hay fever, asthma, back pain, infertility – others attend for help with more general feelings of ill health such as nausea, low energy.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture treatment is effective alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:
- Nausea caused by surgical anaesthesia and cancer chemotherapy
- Dental pain after surgery
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Long Covid
It may also help with stroke rehabilitation.
Acupuncture treatment helps with all aspects of well being and can help support people trying to overcome addictions such as smoking, alcohol and food.
Sandra Baillie, our holistic therapist, has worked for many years in the holistic therapy sector, including the acupuncture service, and she has helped many people with their intimate pregnancy problems, including In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment attempts. Furthermore, many people with who suffer with the symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) have been known to benefit from this treatment.
Shoulder pain can indeed be helped or repetitive strain injuries can be helped with acupuncture.
People with M.E. are often dismissed in being lazy or its all in the mind, however we are a great believer that acupuncture can help with this very debilitating condition.
One of the most known effects of acupuncture is the relaxation associated with the treatment. The fine needles stimulate the nerves under the skin which results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins making it a therapeutic service.
With the current Coronavirus climate, acupuncture has been proven to aid those suffering with the side effects of long Covid-19. If you are still struggling with the side effects of Covid-19 after your isolation period, for example, a loss of smell and taste, sinus headaches and other related symptoms – this treatment can relief these difficult issues.
How do I book in for an acupuncture treatment session?
If you are struggling with any of the aforementioned problems, acupuncture may be able to help you today. We can help you get out of pain.
We have a holistic therapist, Sandra, who will be able to help reduce your pain and begin your journey to a better way of living.
Our initial assessment sessions and follow up appointments will last for one hour.
To book in to see our holistic therapist for acupuncture, call the clinic on 0113 2900 310.