Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practised for thousands of years. It is believed that the body works as a whole and any imbalances will lead to a pattern of disharmony and subsequently ill-health.
It is said that acupuncture treatment works by re-balancing the flow of energy known as Qi (Chee) through a complex system of energy channels called meridians.
A number of scientists and acupuncturists believe that acupuncture stimulates nerves and muscle tissue, and that this is responsible for the beneficial effects.
Touch2Heal have nearly 20 years experience of treating patients successfully with acupuncture. We practice acupuncture out of our clinics in Ashford and Chatham in Kent.
Touch2Heal’s Acupuncture Therapy
Our acupuncturists conduct a detailed case history, asking questions about medical history, sleeping patterns, symptoms, appetite, digestion issues and the like. They finish with an examination of the tongue and a check on the pulse before selecting salient points on the body to correct imbalances.
Very fine single-use pre-sterilised needles are then inserted into the selected locations on the body. The depth the needles go can vary and they will stay in your body for approximately 5 – 20 minutes. Needles may be placed in the immediate area of concern or at other locations where stimulation is required to effect an increase in energy elsewhere. For example, if you suffer from headaches then the needles might be inserted into your foot or hand.
It may come as a surprise but treatment is fairly painless. Many patients get an instant feeling of relaxation as the stimulation involved causes a release of endorphins.
Is Acupuncture Suitable For You?
Acupuncture has now become firmly established in the West as an alternative therapy for treating a wide range of illnesses and conditions. It can often alleviate many problems associated with stress and tension including chronic headaches as well as physical problems and injury.
Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective at improving fertility in men and women which is why it pays a key part in the Zita West IVF programme to which Touch2Heal is affiliated. Zita West is a world renowned fertility expert.
Our acupuncturists are fully qualified members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK.
Ailments Responding To Acupuncture
Below is a list of common problems that respond well to acupuncture. The list isn’t exhaustive so if you are suffering from something not listed, please feel free to chat to one of acupuncturists to see if we can help.
We work to a strict code of practice and are registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
The persistent headaches I got were really getting me down and I just couldn’t live on paracetamol forever. I went to see Cecile and after just a handful of acupuncture sessions they went away completely.
I confess I’m not the bravest when it comes to needles however it was nothing to worry about. My golfer’s elbow is cured and I’m back to playing off my handicap of 16. Thanks Cecile.
We’d been struggling to have a baby for years so we signed up for the Zita West IVF programme. Acupuncture played a key role in this and I have to say Cecile was a delight. I miss our regular chats however the treatment was a fantastic success as evidenced by my beautiful baby son, William.
I’ve tried so many things over the years for my arthritis with little success so a friend suggested Cecile and acupuncture. I can hardly believe the difference it has made. I’m not really sure how it works but it does. It’s incredible.