Posted on June 6, 2018
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!
So I started looking around a bit more and found some forums with loads of threads about people being stopped from doing their jobs because of pain and desperately looking for pain relief.
‘Go to your GP’
‘You’ll just have to rest it’
‘Take a holiday’
I hunted for what I was really looking for but couldn’t find it.
‘Have you tried acupuncture?’
Posted on March 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Posted on February 27, 2014
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.
If you would like to know more about a specific health concern then please contact me.
“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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