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Aches and Pains

Acupuncture Needling LI4Pain comes in many forms and guises.  Whether its lower back or knee pain, neck or shoulder problems, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines/headaches or period pain, Chinese Medicine has something to offer.

In Chinese Medicine, like your blood vessel system, your energy (qi) also runs through 'meridians' over your whole body.  Any pain indicates a blockage in the flow of blood and/or qi and the needles encourage the flow locally and through the course of the channels.  We also seek to establish the reasons why there is an obstruction.  This could be due to trauma, overuse, posture or accident, but it can also be due to a lack of qi and blood flow, emotional stress and external elements like cold, which congeals blood.  Herbs, moxa and cups are used to support all these actions.

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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine - what it means to me!

How Time Flies!

It's been just over 20 years since I first started my studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by embarking on an acupuncture degree course in London. I ‘found’ acupuncture, like many practitioners do, with a disillusionment of western medicine for my own personal health problems. My uncle is also an acupuncturist in USA and I was keen to know his thoughts for a future in this field. He recommended studying both acupuncture and herbal medicine so one is able to treat internal disorders as well.

I had no idea of the depth and history of Chinese Medicine, the thousands of years of observation and study that is well documented. It was like opening my eyes to another way of thinking about life, the universe and its impact on the body. Chinese medicine is not just a job, it’s a way of life!

I’ve had 2 study trips to China and seen Chinese Medicine perform in a fully integrated healthcare system – TCM hospitals that have departments of acupuncture, massage and western medicine. They are able to utilise all the diagnostic capabilities of modern medicine including pharmaceutical drugs when appropriate.

It's extremely frustrating being on the periphery of a healthcare system where both systems have so much to offer. Modern medicine often has its sights on treating and managing symptoms not addressing the underlying cause of a problem which is essential especially when managing chronic conditions. TCM always seeks to find the root of a health issue – intent on healing from the inside out!

I'm thrilled to have a ‘high street’ presence in Weymouth and offer Chinese medicine to the public. I'm saddened that at this moment in time it is not available on the NHS – my dream is that one day we have a fully integrated healthcare system where the best of both medicines are used to enhance patients’ welfare.

 

Acupuncture Offers Allergy Relief

 

Help is at hand for allergy sufferers, acupuncture and herbs can help to regulate the immune system and control symptoms.

Chinese Medicine techniques strengthen and balance your immune system so, over time, the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine and cupping can greatly reduce allergic reactions. Today, I’m going to focus on acupuncture. There are acupuncture points around the sinuses and elsewhere on the body that may provide almost immediate relief as well as offering cumulative benefits. Acupuncture opens the sinuses, relieves congestion, helps reduce inflammation and resolves many digestive complaints such as bloating, pain and gas. Some common acupoints used to treat allergies include Yinxiang/Large Intestine 20 which is located close to the nostrils, Hegu/Large Intestine 4 (pictured above), a well known point, is found on the hand between the thumb and index finger and Zusanli/Stomach 36 is just below the knee on the lateral side of the shin bone. 

Acupuncture Awareness Week - March (Dorset's Acupuncture Centre)

It's Acupuncture Awareness Week at the beginning of March and I am offering FREE 15 minute consultations if you are interested to know how Chinese Medicine could help you. Please check out my new websitewww.weymouthacupuncture.co.uk and get in touch!

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An MOQi, or alternative health check up

Louise Stevens, Weymouth AcupunctureWhat are we without our health?
 
Our health IS what we are and we should take the time and inclination to protect this.
 
If we were able to look into the future would you make small changes now to ensure a healthier life?
 
Chinese medicine always seeks to look for the cause of the problem and this allows us to potentially 'see' where our health could be enhanced to avoid future issues.
 
An MOQi, or alternative health check up, could provide you with some useful tools to improve and maintain your health and well being, keeping you 'fit for life'!
 
A recent patients experience of an MOQi

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