Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Acupuncture works by boosting the body's natural ability to heal itself. This is achieved by placing fine needles into acu-points along meridians in the body in order to increase blood circulation and affect the central nervous system producing endorphins.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Southport & Liverpool
This style of Acupuncture requires upto 3 years of Chinese Medicine training and additional post graduate studies, we use a gentle and pain-free technique, with ultra-fine needles & shallow insertion. This is also good for sensitive people as no strong sensation is required, therefore, painless insertion.
A full medical case history and a traditional diagnosis based upon abdominal palpation,Pulse & Tongue assessment. The underlying problem is treated first and then symptomatic relief is given for your condition.
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Supporting Therapies: Cupping and Moxibustion
To supplement the acupuncture treatments Japanese Moxibustion and Chinese Cupping Therapy are included to reinforce energy into a point or relieve pain respectively.
Moxibustion is the art of applying warmth & energy to the acu-points and cold areas of the body. This brings immediate soothing relief to cold, stiff joints and strengthens weakened tissue.
Cupping Therapy uses glass or plastic 'jars' on the body in order to create a deep vaccum type pressure. This releases deep, painful tissue or muscle trauma and is a pain-free and relaxing experience.
The first visit involves a consultation, diagnosis and an initial treatment, subsequent sessions will be mutually agreed upon from the outset.
For chronic,long-standing or multiple health issues a short course of regular treatment will be required to kick-start the body's own natural healing ability. Then less regular top-up sessions to maintain the improvements gained in the symptoms and prevent "back-sliding". Changes in symptoms or pain reduction will normally be felt within 4-6 treatments, lasting improvements take a few more sessions for difficult issues. Normally a difference can be felt after a few treatments.
For simple, acute or recent health problems only 1-3 treatments maybe required for symptoms to improve.
Charges - VISA, MasterCard & Maestro accepted
1). Consultation & Initial treatment (1hr)..£40
2). Subsequent treatments (45mins).....£35
3). 6-Treatment package.....£195 (save £30)
4). Senior citizens (60+)...£30 (free consultation)
Note: all Packages are paid upfront at the start of treatment.
Most major Health Insurance providers also re-imburse for cost of treatment for Acupuncture. The most popular plans are Medicash & Simply Health, check with your company first before starting treatment that they recognise "ATCM" (Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine). A receipt at the end of treatment is given by Oriental Acupuncture Ltd, which is sufficient to forward to the respective Insurer for re-imbursement.
Other Insurers that recognise Traditional Chinese Acupuncture:
Medisure (requires consultant referral)
Sovereign Health Care
HSF Health Plan
WHA Direct (illness/pain only conditions)