Insertion of very fine needles into special points on the body that are made into energetic channels called meridians. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat various pains and aches, fertility, gynaecological, emotional issues, seasonal fevers, or daily stress and general relaxation. The effects of the treatment can be noticed as soon as after the session, but some more chronic conditions may require more sessions.
Medicinal herbs are essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a rich history of application alongside acupuncture to treat a range of health concerns. The herbal properties are valued highly due to their nature of delivery internally and resupplying needed nutrients or clearing unprocessed wastes and residues from the body. They are commonly used to treat skin conditions, gastro-intestinal problems, fertility and gynaecological concerns, low energy, autoimmune disorders, and many more.
Acupressure & TuiNa Bodywork
Acupressure is a therapy similar to acupuncture, but instead of needle insertion, a manual pressure using hand and digits are applied on the acupuncture points. This form is a non-invasive treatment that can be more suitable for elderly, pregnant and children. This therapy is also applied in Tui Na bodywork which is a Chinese medical massage that is more vigorous to stimulate the flow of Qi and blood. It is commonly applied for a range of musculo-skeletal pains and aches in addition to other therapies or stand alone.
This technique was developed quite recently however its use became widespread to achieve enhanced stimulation of acupuncture needles. It is usually used if acupuncture alone is not sufficient on its own and a stronger stimulus is needed. Its usual application is associated with treatment of acute post-stroke recovery, muscle atrophy, neurological diseases and more.
It is commonly known as putting special cups or bumps on skin to create suction. This therapy has many purposes like reduce pain or inflammation, increase blood flow, general relaxation and well-being. It can be applied also as part of Tui Na bodywork for more deep-tissue massage.
Initial Consultation: 1 hour - £75
Herbal Recommendations as appropriate
Cupping or Tui Na bodywork as needed
Plan for course of treatment
Follow-Up Consultations: 45 min - £60
Herbal Recommendations as appropriate*
Cupping or Tui Na bodywork as needed
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Costs of herbs (per 1 week supply):
£25 - Dry herbs
£20 - Granulated herbs
*£5-10 - Encapsulation of granules
£5 - Postage fee
It is worth mentioning that some larger prescriptions or some individual herbs can be a bit more expensive than those quotas.