The popularity of acupuncture in the UK has grown over the last 30 years. Some people find acupuncture helpful for pain relief from for example low back pain, migraines and headaches. Many people feel that acupuncture helps to relieve stress and promote wellbeing.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture can provide a useful complement or alternative to orthodox medicine as it can help people with chronic or recurring problems on their journey towards recovery.
Acupuncture can sometimes make sense of illnesses where there is no obvious diagnosis. Looking at health and illness from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective enables us to treat subtle imbalances to help you on the way to recovery. Treatment may not only relieve symptoms but may also create an enhanced sense of relaxation and wellbeing.
The ancient Chinese believed that the body’s own energy force or ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘chee’) travelled throughout the body along channels or ‘meridians’. Based on traditional belief, if the meridians become obstructed, the Qi is unable to flow and can become deficient or excessive and this can result in pain or illness.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the Qi balance can be restored by stimulating specific points along the meridians, helping to restore balance and help you on the way to recovery.
Call Pauline Moffatt
Pauline is qualified and experienced in the practice of acupuncture and acupressure massage. She trained for 3 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York.
Acupuncture can be effective for:
- Low Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Dental Pain
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Stress and Anxiety
Pauline is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Pauline became interested in acupuncture after having treatment herself. Acupuncture helped improve her general health and sparked her interest in the Chinese approach to medicine.
Pauline attends regular courses to extend her skills and keeps up to date with the latest research. She also gained a distinction in her Masters' qualification evaluating the impact of her acupuncture treatments during a 12-month pilot project of NHS patients in primary care.