Acupuncture is calming and restorative, excellent for balancing energy and can stimulate self-healing. It helps with embedded long term physical and emotional issues. Symptoms commonly eased include fatigue, headaches, fertility issues, hip and back pain, tennis elbow, sciatica, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hay fever. Using very fine needles the treatment helps to rebalance and improve energy in the body. Moxibustion uses dried herbs to heat and stimulate points and channels in the body and helps the acupuncture treatment to work better. The session lasts an hour during which details are taken including your current health, previous issues and medications. Your pulse is taken and tongue reviewed with treatment decided on based on the resulting diagnosis. Loose clothing is ideal as most points used are on arms and legs. It is useful to have an outline of your past medical history and a clear impression of an ideal outcome from the treatment. The treatment may cause a little tiredness but not in every case.
Bryan Melville – Acupuncturist
Bryan, who is originally from New Zealand, qualified as an acupuncturist in 1995 at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and is a member of The British Acupuncture Council. Believing strongly in treating the whole person and not just a particular symptom, Bryan studied integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture. His experience is that TCM helps relieve the physical symptoms whilst Five Element Acupuncture works to reach deeper, more emotional conditions. The combination leads to a healthier balance achieved more quickly.