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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.

Acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or “life force”, flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi (pronounced “chee”).

Acupuncturists believe that when Qi doesn’t flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. Health and vitality is restored by stimulating meridians specific to an illness or ailment with the insertion of fine needles. Thus restoring the flow of Qi which restores health.

Acupuncture is practiced widely across the world. It is also used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK*

 

Acupuncture is often used to treat musculoskeletal conditions (of the bones and muscles) and pain conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain, such as neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Dental pain
  • Postoperative pain


A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used.

Acupuncture is also used for a wide range of other conditions such as insomnia, depression, stress, headaches and migraines, allergies, high and low blood pressure and infertility.

(*Source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acupuncture)

 

ABOUT CAROLINE

Caroline worked as a schoolteacher for 20 years before deciding on a career in Chinese Medicine. She came to Chinese Medicine after experiencing, first hand, its benefits and set up her Chinese Medicine Practices after graduating with a First Class Degree (BSc Acupuncture (Hons)) in Acupuncture, receiving the Penny Babcock Award for Clinical Excellence, from the Northern College of Acupuncture in 2017.

In addition to her Acupuncture qualifications Caroline also has a 2:1 BA(Hons)(Ed) awarded by Durham University.

Caroline is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

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"Martin has helped with a lot of my injuries, because skating is high injury sport it is really important to keep on top of anything that comes up. I really appreciate his work with me and my training is much more productive when i'm not suffering from any pain. Martin has also helped me retrain my body in core stability which has improved my centre of balance during complicated jumps and sequences. I would highly recommend his expert advice and treatment." Mike Kerr, British Figure Skating Champion
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