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Acupuncturist - Katy Bradshaw

I’m Katy Bradshaw. I’m a highly regarded acupuncturist with over ten years of clinical experience. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and a graduate of the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.

Why I became an acupuncturist…

I became an acupuncturist after receiving treatment myself; firstly as a child and then later in life. The treatment I received had a hugely positive impact on my life. As a result of my personal and professional experience I truly believe acupuncture can transform a person’s health – both physically and mentally.

I already had a degree in Social Anthropology from Sussex University so took a great interest in people. After several years working in the public sector I began looking for a way to make a real change to people’s lives and decided to train as an acupuncturist.

Since then I have also undertaken further study in fertility and specialised pain relief techniques. I am also a member of ACT – the Brighton Acupuncture Childbirth Team.

What kind of acupuncturist am I?

As a result of my training I draw on both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Elements theory and use a combination of styles and techniques. These include full body acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and auricular acupuncture.

My integrated approach means that I can treat a range of emotional and physical complaints and any underlying constitutional imbalance patients may have. I strongly believe that our emotional well-being plays an important role in our physical health and vice versa.

I also blend my treatments with ongoing lifestyle and dietary advice which enhances the benefits.

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Locations

Acupuncture in Brighton – Fiveways

I currently have appointments available from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

37 Stanmer Park Road
Brighton
BN1 7JL

There is plenty of free on-street parking outside.

Alternatively you can catch the 26 or 46 bus from town to Fiveways and I’m just around the corner.

To make an appointment please contact me directly on 07967316964 or via the contact form.

Contact me

To make an appointment

To make an appointment for acupuncture in Brighton or for a chat about your symptoms and what acupuncture can do for you please contact me on 07967 316964.

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what to expect

what to expect from acupuncture treatment

During the first appointment I will ask a number of questions to make a diagnosis of your main complaint and to get an overall picture of your health. I will then take a look at your tongue and feel your pulses and carry out an examination of any external physical complaints.

Follow-up sessions will involve a discussion of your progress along with the appropriate treatment for that time.

How many treatments will you need

You will feel a difference after your first acupuncture treatment but to see a permanent shift in your health you will need to complete a course of treatment.

For basic acute conditions you should see a significant improvement after 6 treatments.

For chronic and more complex cases you should see a significant improvement after 10-12 treatments.

You will need to come twice a week for the first 1-2 weeks and as long as your symptoms are improving you will need to then come once every 1-2 weeks for the remainder of the treatment plan.

After you have completed a course of treatment you will need to return for a follow-up monthly tune-up to prevent symptoms returning.

Remember some acupuncture is better than no acupuncture so even if you can’t come as often as you’d like still give it a go. However you may find that treatment is not effective or that your symptoms take a lot longer to improve if you do not come as often as outlined above.

What does it feel like

The needling sensation is often described as a dull ache, warmth or a tingling sensation. The needles used are extremely fine and treatment should not be painful. In general patients report feeling relaxed during and after treatment.

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Transform your health

Brighton Acupuncture
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
Unfortunately Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture is temporarily closed so that I may keep my patients and my family safe and well. I look forward to supporting you during the recovery period, which hopefully won’t be too long away.

Welcome to Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture. You are in the right place if you are:

  • Fed up with feeling tired, unhappy or in pain
  • Need help to conceive naturally or support during a assisted reproduction treatment
  • Unable to manage your health due to a busy and stressful life
  • Suffering with ill-health but have been unable to find the cause or a solution
  • Think there may be an emotional cause to your illness
  • Struggling to work because of neck, back or shoulder pain
  • Desperate to play sport but stopped by knee, groin or elbow pain
  • Want a natural approach to managing your health
  • Would like a treatment that is supported by a strong evidence-base
  • Expect to feel listened to, supported and understood

Acupuncture is increasingly recognised as a treatment option for a wide range of conditions and many health professionals are happy to recommend acupuncture to their patients.  Katy Bradshaw is able to treat whatever you need help with in her Brighton Acupuncture clinic.

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If you would like to know more about a specific health concern then please contact me.

What patients say:

“I have crippling pain from severe arthritis in my hip which makes life with two small children difficult and distressing. Katy brought me so much pain relief and released my limbs so much the first time she ‘pinned me’ that I burst out crying. She keeps me moving and smiling. She is magic. And lovely” JH

“Katy  was vital in keeping my morning sickness at bay when I was pregnant. I loved the fact that the treatments incorporated plenty of time to talk about how I was feeling, both physically and emotionally, as this allowed Katy to tailor what she was doing to meet those specific needs. I always left a treatment feeling much more relaxed and the use of acupuncture seemed to have a tangible impact on my nausea” SL

“Throughout our three courses of IVF Katy was an incredible support. She tailored our treatment according to our needs and we reaped the benefits; emotionally and physically. We are pleased to say we are now expecting our first baby and we can’t thank Katy enough for all the support she’s given us both. Fertility treatment is a roller coaster but Katy’s been with us every step of the way. She’s wonderfully caring, calming and reassuring and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others” CF & JF

“Just to say a big thank you for the way you helped me to get a good nights sleep” JW

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