A pain in the neck (and shoulder, back, arm, wrist)

pain relief

I was idly scanning the internet this weekend looking for some stats of people suffering with pain in the UK (um… nearly half of the population!) and stumbled across some great videos posted by British Gypsom. They’ve worked with a physio to create a series of exercises designed to help plasterers ease the various aches and pains they suffer with as a result of their jobs.  That’s necks, shoulders, elbows, wrists, forearms and lower backs.

What a great idea!

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Acupuncture – an effective alternative to HRT?

women's health

The menopause can so often be a time that brings disruption and misery to a woman’s life.  It can involve one or more of a range of symptoms, which are experienced to varying degrees and levels of distress. These can include night sweats and hot flushes, insomnia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, headaches, aches and pains, palpitations and genital and urinary problems.

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What to expect

What to expect

Before we get started on any acupuncture, I get you booked in for a free 30-minute consultation. We can do this via telephone or zoom.

If we decide to work together then the next step is to book an initial assessment and first treatment. Prior to that appointment, I’ll get you to complete a short health history form so I can get started on working out what’s going on for you.

When we meet in person I will ask lots of questions to make a complete diagnosis of your main complaint and to get an overall picture of your health. We’ll also talk a little about emotional experiences that may have contributed to your physical symptoms.

I am a ‘trauma-informed’ acupuncturist, which means that I understand that our emotions, traumas (big and little), past illnesses and current and past life experiences all contribute to our health.

I will then look at your tongue and feel your pulses before starting your treatment.

After we’ve done some acupuncture, I’ll go through which programme I think you need to be on and recommend lifestyle changes that you will need to make to ensure a quick and successful recovery.

Read the FAQs for more questions…