In acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into specifically chosen body points to achieve a therapeutic effect.
Related therapies include Moxibustion and Cupping.
Acupuncture has been continuously practiced for thousands of years in China, where it is still widely carried out in state hospitals.
Due to its remarkable results, acupuncture has been increasingly gaining in awareness and is now being practiced world-wide.
Recent research and studies conducted using the tools of evidence based medicine have further asserted acupuncture’s clinical efficiency, making it one of the NHS's therapeutic choices.
Rooted in the wisdom of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture offers a safe and efficient complementary solution to our modern needs.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
In Chinese, the word for 'prescribing' (kāi fāng 开方) can also be translated as 'to give a direction'.
This insightful language subtlety reveals the essence of Chinese Medicine: to achieve optimal balance by appropriately directing and maintaining the natural movements that regulate the physiology of the human body. Each formula of combined Chinese medicinals is therefore personalised and tailored according to the individual's needs.
Most prescriptions are traditionally administered in different forms such as decoctions, powders or pills. Nowadays, water-soluble concentrated herbal granules also offer a simple option that saves time.
Rich from thousands of years of continuous clinical development, Chinese Herbal Medicine is a safe and potent complementary solution to modern health care.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are safe and effective ways of addressing a wide range of physical, psychological and emotional health issues.
Common reasons for consultation in Chinese Medicine include:
• Pain (back pain, acute and chronic pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines)
• Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Depression
• Respiratory conditions (hay fever, sinusitis and rhinitis, ENT conditions, asthma, COPD)
• Digestive issues (IBS, IBD, diarrhoea, constipation)
• Skin disorders (acne, eczema)
• Women's health issues (PMS, painful menstruations, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms)
• Overall wellbeing and prevention
Further information can be found on the Research Fact Sheets provided by the British Acupuncture Council and covering over 60 conditions for which acupuncture has been proven beneficial.
If you have any question on how Chinese Medicine may help you, please feel free to contact me.
Chinese medicine practitioner
BSc(Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China
I am an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine trained in mainland China.
Returning from China, I opened and ran two private practices in Northern and Southern Brittany, my homeland.
I am continuously pursuing professional development and I regularly participate in training courses and seminars.
I am now practicing at Spa Therapy in Uckfield, where I have my own practice.