Acupuncture Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare Acupuncture and Pain Relief Services

Acupuncture Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): If you happen to be affected by a medical condition and have been unable to get a cure by using conventional medical treatments you need to look at giving acupuncture a go. Of course it is going to be contingent on what issue you're suffering from, however acupuncture can be beneficial for all kinds of pains, aches and ailments. Whilst some people need acupuncture treatments in Weston-super-Mare to alleviate particular health issues, other people have recurring treatments in order to maintain a level of good health.

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Acupuncture is regularly used for the treatment of dental pain, migraine headaches, insomnia, stress, chronic pain and arthritis and is suitable for patients of any age, even babies. The most respected acupuncturists will usually be members of the BAcC (British Acupuncture Council), therefore when you are hunting for an acupuncturist in Weston-super-Mare, make sure that they're registered with this professional body.

Acupuncture Weston-super-Mare Somerset

About Acupuncture: The procedure where thin needles are placed into the sufferer's skin to obtain curative effects is known as acupuncture, and is an ancient Chinese treatment which has been practiced for hundreds of years. A specialist and skilled acupuncturist should help eliminate problems related to osteoarthritis, lower back pain and migraine headaches to mention just a few of the commonest conditions. A principal part of traditional Chinese medicine in conjunction with techniques like dietary therapy, gua sha, bonesetter (die-da), cupping therapy, massage (tui na), herbal medicine and exercise (qigong), acupuncture is an alternative medicine and pseudoscience which is used throughout the world.

Used as a technique for opening the energy channels to release the flow of life force (Qi), acupuncture has been practiced for upwards of three thousand years. Today's medical acupuncture targets the stimulation of nerve endings just under the surface of the skin which improves the emissions of endorphins to relieve pain throughout the body. No matter which option you decide on, the beneficial results of acupuncture have been explored and identified for a wide variety of medical issues. If you are affected by any of the stress related problems such as depression, panic attacks and anxiety, you could find that acupuncture can help you to overcome them.

Acupuncturists in Weston-super-Mare (01934)

The majority of professional acupuncturists in Weston-super-Mare will ask you to attend a consultation, which will occur ahead of your 1st treatment. You will be asked several typical questions about your lifestyle. The objective of this initial consultation is so that the acupuncturist can assess you and your condition, and prepare a treatment plan that will be best for your specific needs. In actual fact, it is not uncommon for two people with virtually identical symptoms to receive two completely different treatment plans. So, you should not be surprised if you come across someone else in Weston-super-Mare who is receiving a different course of acupuncture treatment, although they are struggling with exactly the same problems as you are.

As soon as the acupuncture treatment commences, thin needles will be positioned into the body's meridian lines that are relevant for the person's problems. Sometimes these insertion points may be in places that do not, at first sight, seem related to the problem area. An example could be that in an effort to treat a migraine headache the acupuncturist will place needles into the meridian point located on the patient's hand. Many of the commonly used treatment points are located in the lower limbs and legs, so when you are booked in for an acupuncture session, wearing loose clothes to enable clear access to these areas is obviously advisable.

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Undergoing an acupuncture session can quite often leave you feeling groggy and drained. Driving a motor vehicle right after treatment is therefore not really a good idea. Before carrying on with with your day, it is important to give your body enough time to rest and allow it to recover naturally. Work plans may also be affected considering that this feeling of listlessness can often continue for a few hours.

In Weston-super-Mare and other areas of Somerset, you will discover that there are several kinds of acupuncture on offer, some which are standalone treatments, while others have distinct objectives. Amongst the best known forms are: cupping therapy, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, tuina, Chinese acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, moxibustion, dry-needling, trigger point acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, fire needling, sonopuncture and some less well known ones.

Acupuncture treatments are offered in Weston-super-Mare and also in: Lower Canada, Bournville, Nailsea, Bleadon, Worlebury, Milton, Worle, Loxton, Oldmixon, Hutton, Batch, West Wick, Burnham on Sea, Locking, Clevedon, Ashcombe, Kewstoke, Uphill, and in these postcodes BS22 6HR, BS22 6JQ, BS22 6BA, BS22 6UE, BS22 6EN, BS22 6HF, BS22 6RB, BS22 6SA, BS22 6EL, BS22 6LF.


The Credibility of Acupuncture

Numerous studies and trials have been carried out in the past in an attempt to disprove or prove the validity of acupuncture and the findings of such tests have come to no clear conclusions. Many advise that acupuncture is merely quackery, having no basis for why it can work in the ways that are maintained by practitioners. Other folks suspect that when there has been a positive effect, this is simply because of a placebo effect, meaning that if you think it's going to cure you, it will. Basically, the "cure" was psychological, not medical. Studies to circumvent the "placebo effect" have also been done, where two groups of patients with comparable symptoms are split, with one half being given sham acupuncture and the other group given real acupuncture. Generally the results of tests such as this have indicated that changes seem to be a placebo effect rather than any actual medical benefit.

As with many of life's conundrums, you'll only find out if acupuncture really works if you try. So, should you have a health problem and your GP has has been unsuccessful in treating it, why not have a bash at acupuncture?. Even if it is purely because of the "placebo effect", any pain relief that you are able to get will be welcome.

Acupuncture - Does it Really Work?

Does Acupuncture Work?

Now a common question that is often asked is "does acupuncture work?", well I would imagine that there is no definitive answer to that question because it's rather subjective. Certain patients might say "it doesn't work" as it didn't work for their condition, while other patients might declare "acupuncture is excellent and changed my life", because it quite clearly had positive results on their complaint. Similar differences might obviously apply to other procedures and in particular to alternative and complementary medicines, where there is always considerable doubts concerning the veracity and credibility of the therapy.

Moxibustion Weston-super-Mare

Moxibustion Weston-super-Mare (01934)

The burning or dried mugwort (moxa) to stimulate and warm acupoints (energy points) on specific areas of the body, is known as moxibustion (or moxa therapy), it is quite often used alongside acupuncture and tui na. For different conditions the moxa can be applied in various ways, such as in the style of a cone which is set on a shielding medium directly onto the body, as a moxa stick - a cigar like contraption which is burnt at one end and placing it on the tip of an acupuncture needle. Moxibustion (moxa therapy) is applied to encourage healing, warm up the body and stimulate the circulation. Moxibustion is frequently practiced for arthritis, infertility, digestive problems, pain relief and weakness. Moxibustion Breech - Some pregnant mothers with babies in the breech position, try moxibustion to rectify this breech presentation (normally at 32-38 weeks).

Dry Needle Therapy Weston-super-Mare

Dry needling has become a popular sort of alternative therapy which is often used by Weston-super-Mare acupuncturists and physical therapists. A type of intramuscular stimulation (IMS), dry needling is often referred to as the "Western Acupuncture". The many advocates who perform dry needling treatments in Weston-super-Mare, would however express that it's much more a case of understanding neuroanatomy and the musculoskeletal system. Trigger points will be located by the dry needling therapist as the procedure is carried out, to discover areas of the body which are experiencing muscle pain, soft tissue damage and chronic spasms. Focusing on issues with poor posture, bodily imbalances and muscular injuries, dry needling can be effective for many different conditions. (Tags: Dry Needle Therapy Weston-super-Mare, Dry Needling Weston-super-Mare, Dry Needling Treatments Weston-super-Mare)

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Although acupuncture needles inserted in certain extremities (toes and fingers) may give a sharp prick, generally speaking acupuncture hardly ever hurts. A slight tingling sensation might be experienced as the needle is inserted and then maybe a dull aching near the needle base after it has penetrated the client's skin. The main reason for this is that the needles used are very thin being something like a tenth the thickness of a hypodermic needle (as used for injections), they range from about 0.12mm to 0.35mm thick. The reality is what applies for one client will not be germane for another, since the experience of acupuncture is somewhat different for everyone, but generally speaking .... no, acupuncture won't hurt you.

Also find: Batch acupuncturists, Locking acupuncturists, Oldmixon acupuncturists, Hutton acupuncturists, Bournville acupuncturists, Ashcombe acupuncturists, West Wick acupuncturists, Loxton acupuncturists, Worle acupuncturists, Kewstoke acupuncturists, Burnham on Sea acupuncturists, Worlebury acupuncturists, Milton acupuncturists, Lower Canada acupuncturists, Nailsea acupuncturists, Bleadon acupuncturists, Uphill acupuncturists, Clevedon acupuncturists and more.

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More Advice and Guidance

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To find out what is going on in the realm of alternative medicine, acupuncture and acupressure visit the Acupuncture Forum. Discussions include acupressure, alternative medicine and acupuncture. To get more information regarding how acupuncture is used around the world, conceptual basis, safety, conditions it can help with, acupuncture needles, clinical practices and the history of acupuncture, you can head to Wikipedia and search for "Acupuncture". To obtain certified members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), visit their website. To see the trends on social media check this out.

As with a lot of stuff these days, there are numerous interesting You Tube video tutorials dealing with acupuncture, so if you are interested in seeing acupuncturists in action feast you eyes on this.

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People living in the following Weston-super-Mare locations have recently enquired about acupuncture treatments: St Austell Road, Swan Close, Connaught Place, Boat Lane, The Hedges, Briar Road, Clarence Road North, Springwood Gardens, Trewartha Park, Channel Heights, Bramley Close, Christon Terrace, Cliff Road, Summer Lane, Charlton Road, Charlock Road, Bluebell Road, Baildon Road, Drysdale Close, Coralberry Drive, Charlock Close, Axe Close, The Larches, Trawden Close, Stonebridge Road, Barrow Road, Drove Road, The Veale, Blenheim Close, and in these postcodes BS22 6HR, BS22 6JQ, BS22 6BA, BS22 6UE, BS22 6EN, BS22 6HF, BS22 6RB, BS22 6SA, BS22 6EL, BS22 6LF.

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