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Acupuncture

Acupuncture can seem quite a strange thing, I’ll be the first to admit it. Common sense says that sticking needles into your body is going to be painful. After all, that is likely the experience we’ve had in the past with injections or getting blood taken. The needles that we use are much much thinner, about the width of a hair, and not painful at all. Instead you may feel a sensation of tingling or achiness, it may radiate from the point – or feel tingling all the way to your toes.

Palpating shoulder for acupuncture treatment

So how can this really help to relieve back pain, knee pain, migraine headache, nausea, dental pain and ease a host of other symptoms?

There are a number of different theories on how it works and I’ll be writing more about these soon, from a Chinese Medicine perspective and the scientific side of things. In general we are working on activating your body’s natural abilities for healing and bringing things back into balance. If you’d like me to put you in touch with someone who’s had acupuncture with me, let me know and I can pass on their details.

I work from a number of North London locations or can come to you and treat you in the comfort of your own home. I’m very happy to speak over the phone or over Skype to talk about what’s involved and how acupuncture might be able to help you.