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As a way of understanding our body better, imagine each of our organs such as the heart, liver, kidney, stomach, spleen etc. each being likened to a separate horse; these horses are being harnessed together to drawing a chariot. If some of the horses are lame or unfit in any way the healthy horses will have to put in more energy and if this goes on for too long the horses that were originally fit will start to show signs of exhaustion, thus the imbalances are created. The aim of the TCM doctor is to discover and rectify the imbalances of the organs lie behind our symptoms by using different therapies such as acupuncture, herb, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping etc.
As we mentioned before, acupuncture can cause the release of endorphins into our body and stimulate the immune system so that helping the body to heal itself.
Acupuncture is a unique way of delicately piercing the very fine sterilized disposable needles into specific acupoints which lie under the skin on the network of meridian that link all the organs and system. By stimulating these points, the body’s healing response or immune system will start working to rebalance the body by releasing the block energy or promote the sluggish energy thus enhancing the correct Qi flow (vital energy). In TCM concept, a smooth correct flow of Qi is the fundamental thing which makes our body function well and has good immune system to recover easier from illness.
Acupuncture needles are much finer than the needles used in western medicine for injections and it’s not hollow. With the long training the TCM doctor learns to insert the needle with great skill and dexterity. So the insertion is often hardly noticeable, however sometimes a medium to strong sensation is felt, as energy is being released and the body is rebalancing itself. The level of intensity of such sensation does depend on the sensitivity of the patient and it will also depend upon the level of imbalance each individual is experiencing. These sensations will mostly disappear within a second or two.
The number of treatments will depend on any health problem you may be suffering, whether they are acute or chronic, as well as the patient’s general state of health. Our TCM doctor will carry out a diagnosis by asking you some health questions, ask to look at your tongue and also take your pulses before they assess your particular situation. (The pulse taking is completely different from the western pulse taking) They will clearly explain to you what your imbalance are and discuss with you the form of treatments they recommend and how often. They will also give you and estimation of the length of time it will take for your body to return to balance and a good state of health.
Acupuncture (45 minutes) :
£30 / session;
£180 / 7 sessions (6+1 free);
£300 / 12 sessions (10+2 free);
Acupuncture (45 minutes) + Acupressure (15 minutes) :
£45 / session (60mins);
£270 / 7 sessions (6+1 free);
£450 / 12 sessions (10+2 free);
Acupuncture (45 minutes) + Acupressure (30 minutes) :
£60 / session (75mins);
£360 / 7 sessions (6+ 1 free);
£600 / 12 sessions (10 + 2 free);