Acupuncture in Horsham
Are you feeling unwell or suffering from pain, then you have come to the right place!
Acupuncture Horsham can help you with a variety of problems from minor skin irritations, hey-fever, asthma, digestive disorders to insomnia, stress, depression, weight loss, arthritis and muscular aches and pains. It can also help you recover faster from operations or boost your energy before an athletic event. It even offers skin rejuvenating therapies to have you looking younger and feeling more youthful.
Whatever the problem, Acupuncture Horsham can help in some way!
Call me today for a free consultation, or make an appointment now.
Firstly, let me put your mind at rest – it shouldn’t hurt! There may be some sensation as your energy is stimulated, but not pain.
Acupuncture is an amazing alternative therapy and the main therapy offered in China along with Tuina (medical manipulation) and Chinese Herbs. Of course, in China, they use Western Medicine also and the two disciplines can work wonderfully together.
In this country, Acupuncture is now often offered via hospitals and doctors as a solution to many patients whose conditions respond poorly to drugs.
There are also practitioners, like me, springing up all over the UK who work from their own Clinics to offer help and solutions for previously unsolvable problems such as those mentioned above.
What is Acupuncture?
The word “acupuncture” is derived from Latin roots. The Latin word “acus” means a needle and acupuncture means “to puncture with a needle”. Individually wrapped and sterilized fine needles are inserted into various, carefully chosen acupoints along the meridian lines in order to disperse any blockages and bring the Qi into a better balance. The idea is that the more this balance is achieved and maintained, the healthier you become.
Although an acupuncturist’s diagnosis and treatment is different from that used by Western medicine, that doesn’t mean that acupuncture cannot have a beneficial effect on many traditionally “named” illnesses. Indeed, current research into acupuncture by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2001 has listed 28 conditions that acupuncture has been proved to treat effectively. These conditions include: adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, bilary colic, depression, low back pain, period pain, acute epigastric pain, facial pain, headaches, hypertension, induction of labour, knee pain, low back pain, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, pain in dentistry, post-operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, sprains, stroke, tennis elbow and pain in general.
That’s a HUGE amount of problems that The World Health Organization recognises Acupuncture CAN DEFINITELY help with!
That same report also mentioned 63 conditions where acupuncture was shown to be effective but further proof (or clinical trials) were needed.
This list included
male sexual dysfunction,
Tourette’s syndrome and whooping cough.
How does it work?
The core understanding of Acupuncture is that illness or pain occurs when there is an imbalance or interruption of the body’s essential energy – Qi.
The understanding is that this energy or Qi flows through our bodies via documented pathways, or Meridians – think of these as a set of highways carrying energy around our bodies – when these highways become blocked, so our health suffers.
Acupuncture aims to unblock the highway and so restore the flow of Qi, rebalancing the system.
Qi can also be compromised by a variety of factors such as our environment and lifestyle. When this happens the body falls out of balance and we get sick, injured or just don’t feel 100% well. An Acupuncture treatment will also, therefore offer lifestyle advice.
The Whole Person
Chinese medicine looks at the individual as a whole and searches out the root cause of a problem – rather than just treating the presenting symptom. It recognises that every person is different so two people who have the same symptoms may be suffering from vastly different underlying problems.
Once a diagnosis is made, the balance of energy needs to be re-set. This is done in Acupuncture by using ultra fine, sterile needles to stimulate specific points (known to you and me as Pressure Points) along the Meridians. There are over 365 Pressure Points across the human body. By treating specific points on the body the Acupuncturist aims to remove blockages and rebalance the body allowing for optimum health.
I have had repeated low back pain episodes over the years and as an active sports person have had various professionals treat me with varying levels of success.
From my first session with Jenny I felt like I had “come home” so to speak. She took one look at my back and understood the problem. My first treatment was a hands on massage/Physio session which was like nothing I had experienced before – It felt like she knew my body and I was able to fully relax and entrust myself to her hands. I left walking on air and didn’t have to seek help for about 6 months when I re-injured myself.
My first thought was when can I get in to see Jenny! This time we tried the Chinese Acupuncture which I hadn’t had before and was quite nervous. She explained just enough detail as it is clearly a complicated subject. I was very skeptical but trusted her. It was a strange experience but I was able to relax and it definitely did the job. I left with no pain and it didn’t come back.
Jenny will always be the therapist I will head to as my first option. Highly recommended.
“I have arthritis in my knees, which in spite of taking glucosamine supplements, are very painful especially when walking down stairs or downhill. About a year ago I went to Jenny for some acupuncture treatment, and wow what a difference!! My knees felt better pretty much straight away and amazingly continued to feel better for months and months afterwards. Gradually the pain has started to come back, recently exacerbated by a beautifully scenic but hard on the knees walk up and down Hellvelyn mountain in the Lake District.
So I returned to Jenny again this week and had a session of Acupuncture using electrical stimulation. What can I say? Once again, and after only one session, my knees feel so much better. I know the arthritis is still there, but it’s nowhere nearly as painful, and I feel like my joints are somehow much more free.
It’s great! I really can’t recommend Jenny and her Acupuncture treatment enough. Oh, and it’s not painful – Jenny is very skilled and reassuring, and knows her anatomy and physiology (and Acupuncture points) back to front.”
“I went to see Jenny because I have had migraine headaches for many years and nothing has really helped. Within one treatment of Acupuncture something changed. After 2 I knew I had found the answer. After 5 treatments spaced out over several months my headaches are completely cured!
Jenny is lovely. She explained Chinese Medicine meticulously and made sure I knew exactly what she was doing before she did it. She was gentle, kind and very skilled. It didn’t hurt a bit. In fact I found each experience intensely relaxing and even enjoyable in a strange sort of way. I always left feeling like I was floating on air. I recommend her highly.”
“Jenny is unique in the range and depth of her approaches to working with mind and body. She’s a great personal trainer, motivating, funny and very perceptive. A really wonderful massage therapist – you just know you are in safe and very knowledgeable hands.
And now a qualified and highly effective acupuncturist. I wonder what she is going to master next!! Keep it coming, Jenny!!”
Initial Consultation – 90 minutes – £70.00
All Acupuncture patients have an initial in depth consultation during which a detailed medical history is taken. During this session we will also discuss your reasons for seeking acupuncture and devise a treatment plan. An initial treatment will also be given.
Standard Treatment – 60 minutes – £50.00
Course of 10 standard treatments prepaid – £450.00 (10% reduction)
Course of 10 treatments prepaid – £550.00
Price reductions are available for those that need treatment but are on a low or no wage.
(Not for other therapies / training)
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MOBILE 07957 891723
9 The Crescent