Home page: A guide to treatment
Needles, moxa, pulse taking.
Calming effects

A typical treatment will involve the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. There are around 500 recognised acupuncture points that are used to restore health and vitality.

The needles may be inserted for a few seconds or left in place for several minutes. In addition, vibrational medicine such as etheric essences (containing organic essential oils) and coloured silks may be used in the subtle fields of the body to harmonise, balance, calm and strengthen - they maximise relaxation and feelings of well-being as well as add to the therapeutic results.

Your pulses will be felt frequently during your treatment to monitor or "measure" the effect of the acupuncture so that your treatment may be adjusted as required. Where appropriate, dietary or lifestyle advice may be given to compliment and strengthen the effect of your acupuncture treatment.

Restoring health and vitality How much treatment will I need ?

Each person is unique, therefore each treatment program is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. The frequency and length of treatment can vary, but as a very rough guide, most people will require treatment once or twice a week at first, with each session lasting between 30-60 minutes. As your health returns, the frequency of your treatments can be reduced.

Different people respond to treatment in different ways. Some people are quick to respond to treatment and notice dramatic changes in their health, others notice more gradual changes and require treatment over several months. Some people feel the need to come for treatment only during stressful periods or simply for preventative "maintenance".

Should I inform my Doctor ?

This is obviously your decision, but I would always recommend that if you are under the care of a doctor, you inform them about your plans to have acupuncture. In certain circumstances, the acupuncture treatment may enable you to reduce or even cease some forms of medication you may be taking. This should always be in conjunction with the guidance of your doctor. You should always tell me about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.

Stephanie Curnoe
BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC

The Acupuncture Clinic, 20B Main Street, Great Bowden, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 7HB
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