TCM Acupuncture is one of the method system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which uses fine needle insertion through the skin at specific body points, according to the TCM holistic principles. TCM acupuncture targets to balance and mental and emotional states of the person based on TCM physiology and pathology. It is using body potential. TCM acupuncture counts over 2000 years of observation and practical research of the human body.
Modern acupuncture research studies have continued this ancient tradition (see last research papers at www.acupuncture.org.uk). The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given a great value of acupuncture effectiveness in many diseases. Among them are Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, PMS, Irregular or Painful Periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Migraine, Nausea, Indigestion, Constipation. IBS, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes, Neck-Shoulder/Back/Knee pain, Arthritis, Strains and Sprains, Fluid Retention, Skin Disorders. And Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Insomnia, Post-stroke sequelae, etc.
‘Acupuncture is suitable for people of all ages, including pregnant women and children. Moreover, it is effective alongside conventional medicine’ (BAcC). One of the most frequent questions is about the safety of acupuncture treatment. There are many scientific research studies in this area in Western countries from the beginning of this century. In short, they concluded that it is safe if the practitioner has an appropriate education and qualification. Acupuncturists in the United Kingdom should also have a Diploma in acupuncture or a License of Acupuncture, membership with BAcC or other officially recognised professional bodies.
For safety reasons, we apply single-use sterile acupuncture needles and dispose of them after each treatment. Besides, we open every sealed pack of needles in front of you. Moreover, we dispose of unused needles from open packs in a special sharp bin. The side effect: sometimes you can get a bruise after needle insertion. Tiredness or feeling of dizziness for a short period of time is very rare.
If you are under medical supervision, then we recommend informing your doctor about your treatment. Please do not stop the prescribed medication unless you had a consultation with your doctor about it. Your health insurer can cover the cost of acupuncture treatments. So don’t forget to ask your acupuncturist if your health insurer is on the ‘open’ list of BAcC. Also, ask your insurer directly if their insurance policies could cover it with a BAcC registered acupuncturist.