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Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice. The World Health Organisation, the health branch of the United Nations, lists more than 40 conditions for which Acupuncture may be a useful treatment including:

  • Digestive - abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, hyperacidity, indigestion
  • Emotional - Anxiety, depression, insomnia, nervousness
  • Neurosis - eye-ear-nose-throat, cataracts, gingivitis, poor vision, tinnitus, toothache
  • Gynaecological - infertility, menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome
  • Miscellaneous - addiction control, athletic performance, blood pressure regulation, chronic fatigue, immune system support, stress reduction
  • Musculoskeletal - arthritis, back pain, muscle cramping, muscle pain / weakness, neck pain, sciatica
  • Neurological - headaches, migraines, neurogenic, bladder dysfunction, parkinson's disease, postoperative pain, stroke
  • Respiratory - asthma, bronchitis, common cold, sinusitis, smoking cessation, tonsillitis

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of a holistic medical system whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Already long established in China, Korea, Japan and other Far Eastern countries, acupuncture is now increasingly recognised in the West as a safe and effective form of medicine which requires extensive and specialised training for its proper and effective practice.

This medical system places importance on the physical and emotional as well as spiritual levels; it advocates living a balanced healthy life, in tune with natural environmental cycles. According to traditional theories, when our health is out of balance, this is reflected in excess and deficiencies of Qi in the channels that pass along our bodies, and in the internal organs which these channels are connected to. By diagnosing and treating the channels and the internal organs, harmony can be restored.

Treatment

At the first visit the acupuncturist will take a full case history, and also feel the pulses in your wrists and look at your tongue, both providing useful diagnostic information. Treatment involves the insertion of small fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body, stimulating the body to rebalance itself by activating our own recuperative and self-healing powers. Some needles may be inserted only briefly and others left in for up to 20 minutes. This sensation usually feels tingly, or heavy and spreading, rather than pricking. Since the needles are so fine acupuncture is not usually found to be painful.

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

This is a non-surgical but effective treatment used to eliminate fine lines and make deeper lines softer. It can reduce sagging and gives the face a natural radiance.

This treatment involves the insertion of very fine disposable needles which are then attached to an electro acupuncture unit. This stimulates the needles by passing a very mild electirc impulse through them. The treatment is holistic in nature and for this reason also involves the insertion of needles into acupuncture points on the body which will help address any internal disharmony. Once the needles are removed the treatment continues with a vigorous Chinese massage, followed by heat treatment and finally a relaxing massage.

Our resident acupuncturist is Maureen Karnowski

 

Price

1st visit 1.5hrs: £45

Follow-up 45mins: £40

Facial rejuvenation 45mins: £45

Make an appointment

To enquire about acupuncture and to make an appointment please call 0141 332 8800 or email us at info@balance.co.uk.

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