What I Treat

Wherever possible I try to keep things simple: resolve the initial complaint, promote healthy physical movement, good nutrition, relaxed breathing and effective stress management. The majority of symptoms that my patients present with could be loosely grouped under the headings of pain or anxiety / stress.

Acupuncture helps manage, improve and change painful conditions in a variety of ways. As well as improving muscle elasticity (treating spasm) by improving blood circulation, acupuncture has both local and systemic anti-inflammatory effects. And crucially in the treatment of chronic pain, acupuncture helps the central nervous system (the brain) to ‘re-model’ and adapt, literally leaving the expectation of pain behind.

Conditions treated include:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headache & Migraine
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Painful Digestive Conditions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Anxiety and stress are pervasive issues that affect all of us to a greater or lesser extent. They tip the body towards developing inflammation and keep us stuck in a whole array of ‘fight or flight’ symptoms, which undermine the healthy functioning of our bodies as well as causing significant distress. Acupuncture promotes deep relaxation.

Symptoms treated include:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Acid Reflux
  • IBS
  • Teeth Grinding and Jaw Tension
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Muscle Tension

Other notable conditions that I treat include Autoimmune conditions, Fertility support (both female & male), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hormonal balance and the management of Menopausal symptoms.

Treatment will invariably include discussion of the impact that lifestyle & dietary factors may be having on presenting symptoms, and the huge importance of practising a healthy movement system such as Qigong, Tai Chi or Yoga.