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Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been developed over thousands of years and has its roots in ancient China.  It is a gentle therapy that is effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including problems that are difficult to diagnose or treat in Western Medicine such as a general feeling of not being quite yourself or pain from an unspecified cause.  It can also be used as an adjunctive treatment to support treatment the person may already be receiving for specific conditions including managing the side effects of some cancer treatments.

Traditional acupuncture is a very safe treatment, with few side effects and has been shown to be beneficial in treating and managing many conditions.  Recent research has shown that it is as effective as opiate medication in managing pain.

Traditional acupuncture can be used for the treatment of:

Pain
Musculoskeletal problems
Stress, anxiety and other mental/emotional conditions
Menstrual irregularities
IBS and other gastrointestinal disorders
Fybromyalgia
Migraine
Headaches
Fertility and pregnancy support
Bells Palsy
Menopause symptoms
Sleep problems

And much more…

The acupuncturist does not look at a person’s symptoms in isolation.  They also consider their overall health, including physical, emotional and mental health and past socio-medical history.  They will take the person’s pulse and look at their tongue.  This gives an overall picture of the person’s health which enables the acupuncturist to gain a deeper understanding of what may be underlying or contributing to their health concern, allowing for treatment of the root cause of the condition as well as the presenting symptoms.  Often people will find while they requested treatment for a specific condition, other conditions are also resolved.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, single-use sterile needles at identified points of the body to facilitate healing.  Other treatment methods may also be used in combination with acupuncture including bodywork techniques, cupping, Gua Sha and electo-acupuncture.

The number of treatments required will depend on the condition, it’s severity and the length of time the person has had the condition.  The acupuncturist will advise at the initial consultation and review throughout the course of the treatment.

Many health insurance policies cover acupuncture treatment for a range of conditions.

 

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Brigitta Ashton

Brigitta has a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Acupuncture.  She graduated from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and is a member the British Acupuncture Council.  Before becoming an acupuncturist, she was a nurse for nearly 30 years working in learning disabilities and mental health services during which she gained a reputation for expecting and delivering high standards of care, an ethos she continues into her acupuncture practice today.

Her aim is to take time to listen to and understand your health issues and concerns and provide treatment tailored specifically to your needs and priorities to support you through the physical and emotional challenges you may be facing.

She will use a combination of treatment methods which may include body work techniques, cupping, Gua Sha, electro-acupuncture and lifestyle advice in addition to acupuncture to enable you to improve your health and wellbeing.

Brigitta continues to have a special interest in mental health.  She also has an interest in fertility and men and women’s health.

Contact Brigitta on: 07872104093 / 01653 228026