There are a variety of sensations you may feel with the needles. Upon insertion, you might feel a light prick as the needle breaks the surface of the skin. Once in, we are looking for the “Qi” sensation, a dull, heavy, deep and distending ache. This reflects the desired arrival of Qi to the acupuncture point. There may be other sensations like slight tingling, warmth, or occasionally an ache that refers along the course of the channel.
Yes. However, there are certain acupuncture points that are contraindicated during pregnancy. It is important to notify the acupuncturist if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
Yes, we use sterile, disposable, single-use needles. Occasionally slight bruising may occur.
An initial visit typically lasts for 90 minutes. Each treatment after that lasts for about 60 minutes. We try to stay on time because your time is as valuable as ours.
In China, acupuncture is often given to patients every day. Here in the United Kingdom this is often not practical even though it tends to produce the best results. Problems that have been around for a long time usually take more treatments to resolve than ones that have come about recently. Acupuncture treatments tend to produce a cumulative effect and results continue to build and grow over time. During the initial stages of recovery from an acute or traumatic condition, acupuncture can be recommended up to three times per week. This can be gradually reduced to once a week or once every other week while recovery continues. Many patients come in for a “tune-up” once or twice a month in order to maintain and promote good health. Good health care requires consistency – just as you maintain your house or your car you must maintain your body. Once you are in great shape it is easy to stay that way.
Acupuncture shouldn’t be done on an empty stomach. If you are having a treatment in the morning, please eat breakfast at least one hour prior to treatment.
Initial consultation (can last up to 1 1/2 hours): £60
Follow up treatments (1 hour): £50
Reflexology or Reiki (30 mins) £30
Cosmetic acupuncture: £70
Refunds will only be given if cancellation is made a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
The preferred method of payment is in advance by paypal. Cash is of course accepted on the day.
We are seeking new premises in the Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton area.
For any other queries, please contact me.