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Acupuncture2024-02-21T10:14:03+00:00

ACUPUNCTURE – PROVIDING MODERN HEALTHCARE USING ANCIENT WISDOM

“I am hugely grateful for the holistic care and support provided. I feel so much better and revitalised.” – K.H.

“I am hugely grateful for the holistic care and support provided. I feel so much better and revitalised.” – K.H.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is one of the safest treatments available. There are very few side effects from acupuncture given by a fully qualified practitioner of traditional acupuncture.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at Park View Clinic

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at Park View Clinic

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at Park View Clinic

TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE

Energy re-balancing for your Qi (chee)

Energy re-balancing for your Qi (chee)

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture works by moving and re-balancing Qi throughout your body.

It involves inserting hair thin sterile needles into specific points around the body to regulate the flow of Qi in meridians (pathways).

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture works by moving and re-balancing Qi throughout your body.

It involves inserting hair thin sterile needles into specific points around the body to regulate the flow of Qi in meridians (pathways).

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is

Tried and Tested Medicine

Tried and Tested Medicine

Tried and Tested Medicine

Unlike a number of healthcare professions, such as doctors or nurses, acupuncturists are not statutorily regulated. This means that anyone can set themselves up as an acupuncturist regardless of the qualifications that they may hold. The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the largest self regulatory body for acupuncturists in the UK.  All practicing members of the BAcC hold degree level qualifications in acupuncture and must adhere to the council’s professional codes. This means by choosing a member of the BAcC you can be confident that they are well qualified, will provide a professional service and hold appropriate insurance. The BAcC is an Accredited Register with the  Professional Standard Authority (PSA). The PSA oversees the work of the BAcC and provides an extra level of assurance when choosing an acupuncturist.

Sarah is a Registered General Nurse practising acupuncture for over 30 years spending time training in China in 1997. Rebecca has a background in health and social care completing her acupuncture training in 2015. Both Sarah and Rebecca did their acupuncture training in the UK. They have degree-level qualifications and adhere to codes of safe practice and professional conduct in order to be registered and insured by the British Acupuncture Council. Both are vigilant at keeping up with modern practices.

Unlike a number of healthcare professions, such as doctors or nurses, acupuncturists are not statutorily regulated. This means that anyone can set themselves up as an acupuncturist regardless of the qualifications that they may hold. The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the largest self regulatory body for acupuncturists in the UK.  All practicing members of the BAcC hold degree level qualifications in acupuncture and must adhere to the council’s professional codes. This means by choosing a member of the BAcC you can be confident that they are well qualified, will provide a professional service and hold appropriate insurance. The BAcC is an Accredited Register with the  Professional Standard Authority (PSA). The PSA oversees the work of the BAcC and provides an extra level of assurance when choosing an acupuncturist.

Sarah is a Registered General Nurse practising acupuncture for over 30 years spending time training in China in 1997. Rebecca has a background in health and social care completing her acupuncture training in 2015. Both Sarah and Rebecca did their acupuncture training in the UK. They have degree-level qualifications and adhere to codes of safe practice and professional conduct in order to be registered and insured by the British Acupuncture Council. Both are vigilant at keeping up with modern practices.

What is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture all about?

What is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture all about?

What is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture all about?

A Holistic Approach

A Holistic Approach

  • Western and Chinese Medicine are fundamentally different in that Western Medicine tends to look at symptoms in isolation whereas in Chinese Medicine the person will be seen as whole.
    In order to build a complete picture of the disharmony taking place within the individual person, lifestyle, emotional and physical traits are taken into account.

  • Good health is a harmonised state of emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. In Chinese Medicine this is the balance of Yin and Yang which are seen as opposing forces.

  • Acupuncture involves piercing the skin to stimulate the acupuncture point and the body’s Qi. This brings about a movement in the energy harmonising the the balance between Yin and Yang, and restoring health.

  • Western and Chinese Medicine are fundamentally different in that Western Medicine tends to look at symptoms in isolation whereas in Chinese Medicine the person will be seen as whole.
    In order to build a complete picture of the disharmony taking place within the individual person, lifestyle, emotional and physical traits are taken into account.

  • Good health is a harmonised state of emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. In Chinese Medicine this is the balance of Yin and Yang which are seen as opposing forces.

  • Acupuncture involves piercing the skin to stimulate the acupuncture point and the body’s Qi. This brings about a movement in the energy harmonising the the balance between Yin and Yang, and restoring health.

A Holistic Approach

  • Western and Chinese Medicine are fundamentally different in that Western Medicine tends to look at symptoms in isolation whereas in Chinese Medicine the person will be seen as whole.
    In order to build a complete picture of the disharmony taking place within the individual person, lifestyle, emotional and physical traits are taken into account.

  • Good health is a harmonised state of emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. In Chinese Medicine this is the balance of Yin and Yang which are seen as opposing forces.

  • Acupuncture involves piercing the skin to stimulate the acupuncture point and the body’s Qi. This brings about a movement in the energy harmonising the the balance between Yin and Yang, and restoring health.

  • Western and Chinese Medicine are fundamentally different in that Western Medicine tends to look at symptoms in isolation whereas in Chinese Medicine the person will be seen as whole.
    In order to build a complete picture of the disharmony taking place within the individual person, lifestyle, emotional and physical traits are taken into account.

  • Good health is a harmonised state of emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. In Chinese Medicine this is the balance of Yin and Yang which are seen as opposing forces.

  • Acupuncture involves piercing the skin to stimulate the acupuncture point and the body’s Qi. This brings about a movement in the energy harmonising the the balance between Yin and Yang, and restoring health.

What is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture helpful for?

Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever

Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever

Allergic rhinitis (congestion and runny nose), which can be perennial or seasonal, affects 10-40% of the World’s population. Sneezing, nasal itching and blockage, and watery discharge can all be relieved with acupuncture.

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and low mood. They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and disability.

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain in all its different forms and in any age group may be helped with a course of acupuncture. Most patients will get some relief if not full recovery. We work alongside Western doctors, chiropractors and osteopaths.

Chemotherapy support

Chemotherapy support

Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Low white cell count can also be helped with acupuncture.

Childbirth

Childbirth

Pregnancy is a normal state of health, but even an uncomplicated pregnancy may cause back pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Acupuncture is very safe and can help relieving all of the above symptoms. It may helpful in breech presentation and during the birth itself.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be severely disabling. Symptoms often include musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration and headaches. Sarah and Gill have successfully helped many fibromyalgia patients.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Persistent (chronic) pain is a widespread problem that affects around 8 million people of all ages in the UK.

Acupuncture is effective in treating all types of pain from head to toe! We have many different techniques we can use to help.

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and Psoriasis are most commonly seen during childhood: in the UK, it affects around 15-20% of school-age children at some stage, but also affects some 2-10% of adults.  

We can treat all ages for skin conditions.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvic region. It can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to severe pain and various other symptoms. Our acupuncturist are very experienced in treating this condition.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a lifelong condition involving widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and functional impairment. Latest research indicate that it is an autoimmune disease increasing the activity of pain sensing fibres but other factors are also involved. Many FMS sufferers find acupuncture helpful in relieving their symptoms.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a common, painful and sometimes disabling condition that can last for months or years. It affects around 2% of adults, often appears without any obvious injury or trauma, and it is slightly more prevalent in diabetics.

Infertility and IVF - Male and Female

Infertility and IVF - Male and Female

Infertility and IVF can be very stressful and upsetting. Acupuncture is supportive and can help achieve a positive outcome. Our two acupuncturists have significant experience helping both women and men going through fertility issues.

Insomnia

Insomnia

According to a survey by the Office of National Statistics, around 29% of adults reported experiencing sleep problems the week before completing the study questionnaire. Such problems are more common in women (34%) than men (24%).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habit. IBS management also involves checking your diet and lifestyle.

Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal Symptoms

The change in hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause can cause acute symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, tiredness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, forgetfulness and loss of libido. Both Sarah and Gill are very experienced in menopausal treatment and support.

Migraines

Migraines

Migraine is a primary headache disorder manifesting as recurring attacks, lasting for 4-72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, nausea and vomiting. Sarah and Gill have had good success in treating migraines.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and Vomiting

Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy or after surgery under general, regional or local anaesthesia.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome

Most women of reproductive age experience at least mild premenstrual symptoms at some time in their lives. Symptoms may include swollen breasts, bloating and irritability which may last up to 14 days. Acupuncture often helps relieving the discomfort.

Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is a syndrome involving nerve root impingement and/or inflammation leading to neurological symptoms of pain, numbness, and pins & needles. Acupuncture is helpful with pain relief but also can also calm muscle spasm and inflammation.

Stress

Stress

New research suggests that a staggering one in six people suffer from stress. Symptoms may include irritability, anger, impatience, anxiety, nervousness or fear. Acupuncture may help calming the mind and relaxing the body.

What is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture helpful for?

Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever

Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever

Allergic rhinitis (congestion and runny nose), which can be perennial or seasonal, affects 10-40% of the World’s population. Sneezing, nasal itching and blockage, and watery discharge can all be relieved with acupuncture.

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and low mood. They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and disability.

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain in all its different forms and in any age group may be helped with a course of acupuncture. Most patients will get some relief if not full recovery. We work alongside Western doctors, chiropractors and osteopaths.

Chemotherapy support

Chemotherapy support

Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Low white cell count can also be helped with acupuncture.

Childbirth

Childbirth

Pregnancy is a normal state of health, but even an uncomplicated pregnancy may cause back pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Acupuncture is very safe and can help relieving all of the above symptoms. It may helpful in breech presentation and during the birth itself.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterised by severe, disabling fatigue and other symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration and headaches.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Persistent (chronic) pain is a widespread problem that affects around 8 million people of all ages in the UK.

Acupuncture is effective in treating all types of pain from head to toe! We have many different techniques we can use to help.

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and Psoriasis are most commonly seen during childhood: in the UK, it affects around 15-20% of school-age children at some stage, but also affects some 2-10% of adults. 

We can treat all ages for skin conditions.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvic region. It can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to severe pain and various other symptoms. Our acupuncturist are very experienced in treating this condition.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a lifelong condition involving widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and functional impairment. Latest research indicate that it is an autoimmune disease increasing the activity of pain sensing fibres but other factors are also involved. Many FMS sufferers find acupuncture helpful in relieving their symptoms.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a common, painful and sometimes disabling condition that can last for months or years. It affects around 2% of adults, often appears without any obvious injury or trauma, and it is slightly more prevalent in diabetics.

Infertility and IVF - Male and Female

Infertility and IVF - Male and Female

Infertility and IVF can be very stressful and upsetting. Acupuncture is supportive and can help achieve a positive outcome. Our two acupuncturists have significant experience helping both women and men going through fertility issues.

Insomnia

Insomnia

According to a survey by the Office of National Statistics, around 29% of adults reported experiencing sleep problems the week before completing the study questionnaire. Such problems are more common in women (34%) than men (24%).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habit. IBS management also involves checking your diet and lifestyle.

Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal Symptoms

The change in hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause can cause acute symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, tiredness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, forgetfulness and loss of libido. Both Sarah and Gill are very experienced in menopausal treatment and support.

Migraines

Migraines

Migraine is a primary headache disorder manifesting as recurring attacks, lasting for 4-72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, nausea and vomiting. Sarah and Gill have had good success in treating migraines.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and Vomiting

<span class=”Normal-10-C”>Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy or after surgery under general, regional or local anaesthesia.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome

Most women of reproductive age experience at least mild premenstrual symptoms at some time in their lives. Symptoms may include swollen breasts, bloating and irritability which may last up to 14 days. Acupuncture often helps relieving the discomfort.

Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is a syndrome involving nerve root impingement and/or inflammation leading to neurological symptoms of pain, numbness, and pins & needles. Acupuncture is helpful with pain relief but also can also calm muscle spasm and inflammation.

Stress

Stress

New research suggests that a staggering one in six people suffer from stress. Symptoms may include irritability, anger, impatience, anxiety, nervousness or fear. Acupuncture may help calming the mind and relaxing the body.

Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever

Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever

Allergic rhinitis (congestion and runny nose), which can be perennial or seasonal, affects 10-40% of the World’s population. Sneezing, nasal itching and blockage, and watery discharge can all be relieved with acupuncture.

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and low mood. They can be chronic and cause considerable distress and disability.

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain in all its different forms and in any age group may be helped with a course of acupuncture. Most patients will get some relief if not full recovery. We work alongside Western doctors, chiropractors and osteopaths.

Chemotherapy support

Chemotherapy support

Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Low white cell count can also be helped with acupuncture.

Childbirth

Childbirth

Pregnancy is a normal state of health, but even an uncomplicated pregnancy may cause back pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Acupuncture is very safe and can help relieving all of the above symptoms. It may helpful in breech presentation and during the birth itself.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterised by severe, disabling fatigue and other symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, impaired concentration and headaches.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Persistent (chronic) pain is a widespread problem that affects around 8 million people of all ages in the UK.

Acupuncture is effective in treating all types of pain from head to toe! We have many different techniques we can use to help.

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema and Psoriasis are most commonly seen during childhood: in the UK, it affects around 15-20% of school-age children at some stage, but also affects some 2-10% of adults. 

We can treat all ages for skin conditions.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvic region. It can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to severe pain and various other symptoms. Our acupuncturist are very experienced in treating this condition.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a lifelong condition involving widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and functional impairment. Latest research indicate that it is an autoimmune disease increasing the activity of pain sensing fibres but other factors are also involved. Many FMS sufferers find acupuncture helpful in relieving their symptoms.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a common, painful and sometimes disabling condition that can last for months or years. It affects around 2% of adults, often appears without any obvious injury or trauma, and it is slightly more prevalent in diabetics.

Infertility and IVF - Male and Female

Infertility and IVF - Male and Female

Infertility and IVF can be very stressful and upsetting. Acupuncture is supportive and can help achieve a positive outcome. Our two acupuncturists have significant experience helping both women and men going through fertility issues.

Insomnia

Insomnia

According to a survey by the Office of National Statistics, around 29% of adults reported experiencing sleep problems the week before completing the study questionnaire. Such problems are more common in women (34%) than men (24%).

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habit. IBS management also involves checking your diet and lifestyle.

Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal Symptoms

The change in hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause can cause acute symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, tiredness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, forgetfulness and loss of libido. Both Sarah and Gill are very experienced in menopausal treatment and support.

Migraines

Migraines

Migraine is a primary headache disorder manifesting as recurring attacks, lasting for 4-72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, nausea and vomiting. Sarah and Gill have had good success in treating migraines.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and Vomiting

Many people experience nausea and vomiting whilst undergoing chemotherapy or after surgery under general, regional or local anaesthesia.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome

Most women of reproductive age experience at least mild premenstrual symptoms at some time in their lives. Symptoms may include swollen breasts, bloating and irritability which may last up to 14 days. Acupuncture often helps relieving the discomfort.

Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is a syndrome involving nerve root impingement and/or inflammation leading to neurological symptoms of pain, numbness, and pins & needles. Acupuncture is helpful with pain relief but also can also calm muscle spasm and inflammation.

Stress

Stress

New research suggests that a staggering one in six people suffer from stress. Symptoms may include irritability, anger, impatience, anxiety, nervousness or fear. Acupuncture may help calming the mind and relaxing the body.

The circulation of Qi and its balance to achieve whole health

The circulation of Qi and its balance to achieve whole health

The circulation of Qi and its balance to achieve whole health

Acupuncture Techniques

Acupuncture Techniques

Sarah and Rebecca are committed to continually update their skills to provide the best up-to-date care that can treat people of all ages. Some of the techniques used in your treatment plan are:

Sarah and Rebecca are committed to continually update their skills to provide the best up-to-date care. Some of the techniques used in your treatment plan are:

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – inserting sterile needles into skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscles. The size and length of the needles vary depending on the treatment. You can expect to have between 4 and 12 needles during a treatment.

  • Electro-acupuncture – applying a small electric current to the inserted needles.

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – inserting sterile needles into the superficial skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscles. The size and length of the needles vary depending on the treatment. You can expect to have between 4 and 12 needles during a treatment.

  • Electro-acupuncture – applying a small electric current to the inserted needles.

  • Auricular acupuncture – using the acupuncture points on the ear. Primarily when treating anxiety or addictions.

  • Cupping – creating suction on the skin with specialist glass or plastic cups.
  • Moxibustion – burning a herb (dried mugwort) on particular points of the body.

  • And various other techniques…

  • Auricular acupuncture – using the acupuncture points on the ear. Primarily when treating anxiety or addictions.

  • Cupping – creating suction on the skin with specialist glass or plastic cups.
  • Moxibustion – burning a herb (dried mugwort) on particular points of the body.

  • And various other techniques…

Talk to your practitioner if you have any concerns and/or preferred treatment techniques.

Talk to your practitioner if you have any concerns and/or preferred treatment techniques.

BRING A LIST OF YOUR MEDICATION / SUPPLEMENTS WITH YOU

  • Please do not eat a heavy meal immediately prior to or after your treatment but make sure that you are not hungry.

  • NO alcohol on the day of treatment.

  • Do NOT take strenuous physical exercise on the day of treatment.
  • Strictly follow any advice your acupuncturist may give you.

Initial Acupuncture Consultation

Your first visit

1 Please allow up to 1½ hours for your initial consultation. However, to be able to start your care as soon as possible we may arrange for your acupuncturist to take your case history over the phone making your clinic visit shorter. Allow approximately 40 minutes for follow-ups.

Please wear loose fitting clothes to allow access to the acupuncture points on your arms and legs. If you need to undress your modesty will be respected.

2 We have a car park but if you prefer to park in the road you can park opposite for 2 hours at any time. On our side you cannot park 10am-11am or 2pm-3pm unless you have a Zone H permit.
3 The clinic entrance is down the side of the building.
4 On arrival you will be welcomed by one of our receptionists, who will ask you to complete a form requiring the following:

  • Your contact details.
  • Personal details – date of birth, etc.
  • Your current complaint.
5 Your practitioner will introduce herself and take you through to the consultation room.
Your consultation will include:

  • A history of your presenting complaint.
  • A detailed medical history including the medical history of your
    relatives.
    – including past and present medication, lifestyle, diet and emotional history.
  • A physical examination relevant to your complaint and medical history.
    – Your tongue will be checked for colour, coat and structure.
    – Your pulses at the wrist are checked for quality, rhythm and strength.
  • If your practitioner decides that further investigations such as x-rays, scans or blood tests are necessary she will help organise this – either through a private referral or through your GP.
  • If no further investigations are necessary your practitioner will explain the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the expected outcome.
  • If you are happy to proceed your first treatment can commence there and then.
6 At the end of the visit there will be further opportunity to ask questions After the treatment you will have a general feeling of relaxation and calmness and possibly feel tired Occasionally a point may bruise or bleed very slightly.

Initial Acupuncture Consultation

Your first visit

1 Please allow up to 1½ hours for your initial consultation. However, to be able to start your care as soon as possible we may arrange for your acupuncturist to take your case history over the phone making your clinic visit shorter. Allow approximately 40 minutes for follow-ups.

Please wear loose fitting clothes to allow access to the acupuncture points on your arms and legs. If you need to undress your modesty will be respected.

2 We have a car park but if you prefer to park in the road you can park opposite for 2 hours at any time. On our side you cannot park 10am-11am or 2pm-3pm unless you have a Zone H permit.
3 The clinic entrance is round the side of the building.
4 On arrival you will be welcomed by one of our receptionists, who will you to complete a form requiring the following details:

  • Your contact details.
  • Personal details – date of birth, etc.
  • Your current complaint.
5 Your practitioner will introduce herself and take you through to the consultation room.
Your consultation will include:

  • A history of your presenting complaint.
  • A detailed medical history including the medical history of your
    relatives.
    – including past and present medication, lifestyle, diet and emotional history.
  • A physical examination relevant to your complaint and medical history.
    – Your tongue will be checked for colour, coat and structure.
    – Your pulses at the wrist are checked for quality, rhythm and strength.
  • If your practitioner decides that further investigations such as x-rays, scans or blood tests are necessary she will help organise this – either through a private referral or through your GP.
  • If no further investigations are necessary your practitioner will explain the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the expected outcome.
  • If you are happy to proceed your first treatment can commence there and then.
  • For the acupuncturist to gain access to the acupuncture points generally you can pull your sleeves or trouser legs, occasionally you may be required to partially undress. However, your modesty will be respected at all times.
6 At the end of the visit there will be further opportunity to ask questions After the treatment you will have a general feeling of relaxation and calmness and possibly feel tired Occasionally a point may bruise or bleed very slightly.

BRING A LIST OF YOUR MEDICATION / SUPPLEMENTS WITH YOU

  • Please do not eat a heavy meal immediately prior to or after your treatment but make sure that you are not hungry.

  • NO alcohol on the day of treatment.

  • Do NOT take strenuous physical exercise on the day of treatment.
  • Strictly follow any advice your acupuncturist may give you.

Our fees:

Adults Under 16’s
Initial Consultation including First Treatment:

  • Consultation, Report of Findings and Treatment*
  • Applies to acupuncture New Patients & patients with more than four years absence.
£70 £58
Treatment Visit:

  • Applies to existing acupuncture patients who have been seen within the previous two years.
£50 £38
Re-Examination:

  • Applies to existing patients who were last seen more than 2 years but less than 4 years ago.
£60 £48
Concessions:

  • Any existing Park View chiropractic patient who has attended for treatment within the last two years is entitled to a half price acupuncture initial consultation and vice versa.
  • Employees of University Hospitals Sussex NHS are entitled to half price initial consultation. You will need to present your current UHS ID badge.
  • * Providing that you are considered suitable for your chosen therapy your first treatment is included in the fee for your Initial Consultation/First Visit. In most cases the treatment will take place as part of the Initial Consultation appointment. In cases where further investigations are necessary or if time simply does not allow it may take place at a later date. Many other clinics will charge extra for the treatment.
  • Payment is due at each visit – by cash or card.

  • For cash plans such as SimplyHealth, you pay us at each visit and get a receipt. Send the receipt(s) to the provider, who will reimburse you according to the terms of your plan.
  • Fees for further investigations are charged by the provider of the service. We do not receive any incentive payments.

Our fees:

Adults Under 16’s
Initial Consultation including First Treatment:

  • Consultation, Report of Findings and Treatment*
  • Applies to acupuncture New Patients & patients with more than four years absence.
£70 £58
Treatment Visit:

  • Applies to existing acupuncture patients who have been seen within the previous two years.
£50 £38
Re-Examination:

  • Applies to existing patients who were last seen more than 2 years but less than 4 years ago.
£60 £48
Concessions:

  • Any existing Park View chiropractic patient who has attended for treatment within the last two years is entitled to a half price acupuncture initial consultation and vice versa.
  • Employees of University Hospitals Sussex NHS are entitled to half price initial consultation. You will need to present your current UHS ID badge.
  • * Providing that you are considered suitable for your chosen therapy your first treatment is included in the fee for your Initial Consultation/First Visit. In most cases the treatment will take place as part of the Initial Consultation appointment. In cases where further investigations are necessary or if time simply does not allow it may take place at a later date. Many other clinics will charge extra for the treatment.
  • Payment is due at each visit – by cash or card.

  • For cash plans such as SimplyHealth, you pay us at each visit and get a receipt. Send the receipt(s) to the provider, who will reimburse you according to the terms of your plan.
  • Fees for further investigations are charged by the provider of the service. We do not receive any incentive payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is acupuncture safe?2024-01-20T11:49:33+00:00

When performed by a trained acupuncturist acupuncture is very safe. Almost certainly a lot safer than any medication you may be taking for your complaint.

We only use blister packed sterile disposable needles so there is no risk of cross infection.

We have a section on acupuncture techniques, accessed here.

Can anyone be an acupuncturist?2024-01-20T11:50:33+00:00

The acupuncture profession is not regulated so anyone can call themselves an acupuncturist!

Both our acupuncturist are fully trained, are members of the British Acupuncture Council and hold appropriate insurance.

When choosing an acupuncturist it is very important that you make sure that your chosen practitioner is fully qualified, is insured and understands the nature of any pre-existing medical conditions you may have.

My GP / Physio / Chiropractor / Osteopath does acupuncture. Is that the same?2024-01-20T11:51:30+00:00

Generally no. Anyone who has experienced both will tell you the techniques used are miles apart. The needles used are the same but that is where the similarity ends.

Acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic form of acupuncture. This means that you are treated as whole person not just as a painful elbow, a skin rash, a painful period or whatever happens to the manifestation of your problem. Therefore the case history and the examination is far more comprehensive and the diagnosis is based on several factors such as your mental and physical wellbeing, the appearance of your tongue (colour, shape, smoothness, coating), the quality of your pulse in your wrist etc. These are all part of the holistic approach to any person seeking help from an acupuncturist who is trained in Chinese Medicine.

Those who are not TCM trained use Western Acupuncture or Dry Needling. Both of these methods are very symptom targeted and far less comprehensive in their approach to the underlying problems causing your your discomfort. Therefore the needling technique and the needling sites are also different.

Does acupuncture treatment hurt?2024-01-20T11:52:28+00:00

The insertion of the needles causes little or no discomfort, but a localised ache may be felt when the acupuncture point is reached.

How big are the needles?2024-01-20T11:53:07+00:00

The needles range from 25mm to 75mm (1 to 3 inches) in length and are only slightly thicker than a human hair.

How often will I have to come? How soon will I feel better?2024-01-20T11:54:45+00:00

Treatment can produce rapid results but usually a course of treatment is required, normally 5-10 weekly appointments.

As each treatment plan is tailor-made it is important that you discuss the options and duration of the course with the acupuncturist.

Can I be a blood donor after having acupuncture?2024-01-20T11:56:15+00:00

As there is no regulation of the acupuncture profession the blood donor service has decided not to accept blood from anyone who has had acupuncture within the previous four months. The is due to the very small risk of hepatitis, which can be a problem if proper hygiene procedures are not followed.

Rest assured that we do everything possible to minimise this risk.

How much does Acupuncture cost?2024-01-20T11:40:08+00:00

Our Acupuncture fees are shown at the bottom of the Acupuncture page, accessed here.

 

Is acupuncture safe?2024-01-20T11:49:33+00:00

When performed by a trained acupuncturist acupuncture is very safe. Almost certainly a lot safer than any medication you may be taking for your complaint.

We only use blister packed sterile disposable needles so there is no risk of cross infection.

We have a section on acupuncture techniques, accessed here.

Can anyone be an acupuncturist?2024-01-20T11:50:33+00:00

The acupuncture profession is not regulated so anyone can call themselves an acupuncturist!

Both our acupuncturist are fully trained, are members of the British Acupuncture Council and hold appropriate insurance.

When choosing an acupuncturist it is very important that you make sure that your chosen practitioner is fully qualified, is insured and understands the nature of any pre-existing medical conditions you may have.

My GP / Physio / Chiropractor / Osteopath does acupuncture. Is that the same?2024-01-20T11:51:30+00:00

Generally no. Anyone who has experienced both will tell you the techniques used are miles apart. The needles used are the same but that is where the similarity ends.

Acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic form of acupuncture. This means that you are treated as whole person not just as a painful elbow, a skin rash, a painful period or whatever happens to the manifestation of your problem. Therefore the case history and the examination is far more comprehensive and the diagnosis is based on several factors such as your mental and physical wellbeing, the appearance of your tongue (colour, shape, smoothness, coating), the quality of your pulse in your wrist etc. These are all part of the holistic approach to any person seeking help from an acupuncturist who is trained in Chinese Medicine.

Those who are not TCM trained use Western Acupuncture or Dry Needling. Both of these methods are very symptom targeted and far less comprehensive in their approach to the underlying problems causing your your discomfort. Therefore the needling technique and the needling sites are also different.

Does acupuncture treatment hurt?2024-01-20T11:52:28+00:00

The insertion of the needles causes little or no discomfort, but a localised ache may be felt when the acupuncture point is reached.

How big are the needles?2024-01-20T11:53:07+00:00

The needles range from 25mm to 75mm (1 to 3 inches) in length and are only slightly thicker than a human hair.

How often will I have to come? How soon will I feel better?2024-01-20T11:54:45+00:00

Treatment can produce rapid results but usually a course of treatment is required, normally 5-10 weekly appointments.

As each treatment plan is tailor-made it is important that you discuss the options and duration of the course with the acupuncturist.

Can I be a blood donor after having acupuncture?2024-01-20T11:56:15+00:00

As there is no regulation of the acupuncture profession the blood donor service has decided not to accept blood from anyone who has had acupuncture within the previous four months. The is due to the very small risk of hepatitis, which can be a problem if proper hygiene procedures are not followed.

Rest assured that we do everything possible to minimise this risk.

How much does Acupuncture cost?2024-01-20T11:40:08+00:00

Our Acupuncture fees are shown at the bottom of the Acupuncture page, accessed here.

 

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