- Acupuncture and reflexology both aim to improve overall well-being. Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for 1000s of years to treat a wide range of problems. They believe problems are caused by the interruption of energy"Qi" and by stimulating certain areas it can release this and therefore bring balance. Western medicine sees it differently working on pain pathways to produce natural pain relief.
- It is predominantly used in western medicine for this purpose although can be used for many other aspects including women's health for which I will be doing a course on.
Contraindications are for those on blood thinners although an alternate method can be used, women in the early stages of pregnancy, people with uncontrolled movement and special precautions with diabetes.
- Reflexology stimulates the system through pressure on points in the feet and hands as it is thought certain areas are related to body areas. It is not a diagnostic tool.
- Contraindications are not within 6 months of surgery, fever, colds, early pregnancy, unstable heart conditions and severe undiagnosed pain.
GP consent must be given for neuritis, asthma diabetes mellitus epilepsy and cancer.
- After either treatment you may experience an increase in symptoms but these usually subside within 24 hours. You may experience drowsiness so caution must be taken if you need to drive following treatment.
Further information will be given at the time of treatment.