Steve explains the benefits of acupuncture and demonstrates needling and cupping.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an integral part of the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been practiced in China for around 2000 years. It is based on the concept of balancing the body’s innate energy (Qi) to restore equilibrium and a sense of well being. Qi can become blocked or imbalanced for a number of reasons ranging from stress, physical trauma, illness, poor diet or through emotional upset.
You may choose to have acupuncture for relaxation, as a general pick me up during times of stress or to boost your immune system during the winter months or before going on holiday. It can also treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Musculo-skeletal conditions and sports injuries
- Psychological conditions
- Skin conditions
- Women’s problems – Menstrual and Menopausal
- Mens problems
- Urinary conditions
- Ears and eyes
What does treatment involve?
Following a detailed consultation which includes tongue and pulse diagnosis, fine sterile needles are inserted into carefully selected acupuncture points to free up the flow of Qi. These points may be on the front or back of the body and your therapist will advise you in advance of which areas they will be treating to prepare you accordingly.
After your treatment, your therapist will discuss a treatment plan giving you aftercare advice to follow at home.
Does it hurt?
The needles used in acupuncture are very fine. There is often a feeling of tingling or a mild ache when needles are inserted and some points may feel more active than others. With any acupuncture treatment, there is always the possibility of bruising to the skin which will reduce naturally over time.
Which type of acupuncture do you do?
There are several types of acupuncture practiced in the UK. This can be very confusing when trying to decide where you should go for treatment. The style of Acupuncture practiced by Steve Mason is Traditional Chinese Acupuncture which produces powerful effects.
Steve works at Natural Balance on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Low Cost Acupuncture Clinic
Steve also offers a Low Cost Clinic on Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm and Thursdays between 9am and 11am where you can receive treatment for just £20!
The Low Cost Acupuncture clinic was set up to help those who require regular treatment.
The difference here is that you are given a room all to yourself in total privacy where as with other low cost clinics there may be several of you in one room all receiving treatment at once.
You can choose both traditional acupuncture or auricular (ear) acupuncture at low cost but please note that Cosmetic Acupuncture and massage are not included in the low cost clinic. Prices. Treatment time is up to 60 minutes.
Check out Steve’s availability and book online now. Click here.
Book online under the category ‘Wellness & Integrative’
PLEASE NOTE THE LOW COST CLINIC IS NO LONGER AVAILBLE TO BOOK ONLINE.
PLEASE CALL STEVE DIRECT ON 07841 922384 or call the Clinic on 01273 771441