About 4 Good Health
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
b) Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.
You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
c) Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.
Who has acupuncture?
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
What can it do for me?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition which they have, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask your practitioner about other patients’ experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting www.acupuncture.org.uk or by speaking to a BAcC registered acupuncturist
My training, work experience and any achievement
Sheffield 1 Acupuncture, run by Annette Lucas (MBAcC, MRSS, P.G. Dip Ac, Dip AcM), Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Practitioner. She provides private and low cost therapies to clients throughout Sheffield and surrounding areas. Annette has over 10 years of experience working in Complementary Therapies. Annette also teaches Shiatsu at the Northern College of Shiatsu.
Helping clients to achieve optimal health throughout the year, Annette Lucas, at Sheffield 1 Acupuncture, provides a professional complementary therapy service. With centrally located premises, that are easily accessible, Annette works alongside other fully qualified practitioners. Annette meets the individual needs of clients, by providing both private and low cost sessions of Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Massage.
Annette has successfully completed post graduate training. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and as such the Acupuncture is recognised by many health schemes, such as Westfields and Simply Health. She is also a member of the Shiatsu Society Uk and the NHS Directory of Complementary Therapists.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Back Pain
- Swedish Relaxation Massage
- Acupuncture: £40/session
- Shiatsu: £40/session
- Acupressure: £40/session
- Swedish Relaxation Massage: £40/session
Special Online Booking Offers
Free 20 minute Private Consultation
Low Cost Sessions
Multibed Acupuncture £35 for initial consultation and £15 (low/unwaged) and £18 waged for all follow up treatments
The Massage and Shiatsu Space £15 Half Hour and £30 Hour
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