How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture offers specific, tailored treatment for specific disorders to reduce symptoms. Acupuncture will also treat underlying causes so recurrence is less likely.
it also offers maintenance treatment for chronic disorders to promote a more comfortable way of living and reduce the need for medication and surgery.
It is an effective form of preventative medicine because energy imbalances can be treated before disease emerges and manifests.
How many treatments?
The number and frequency depends on various factors:
duration and severity of the condition, your age, constitution and the desired outcome
Your practitioner, Tanya Newton, is concerned with all aspects of your health - your body, mind and emotions. Details of your medical, surgical and family history are highly relevant, as are your lifestyle, exercise habits, diet and work. The look and geography of your tongue and the characteristics of your pulse are an important part of the diagnosis.They tell Tanya what is going on inside the body.
What does acupuncture treat?
There is a wide range or disorders that can be treated. The World Health Organisation (December 1979) recognises a number of disorders that have been successfully treated by acupuncture. These are emphasised in bold print in the following list which also includes other common disorders that respond well to acupuncture.
Headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, and dizziness.
High or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris ( chest pain caused by heart disease), poor circulation, cold hands and feet, muscle cramps.
Bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.
Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, weight control.
Cystitis, prostatitis, orchiditis Inflammation of the testes), low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
Gynaecological & Fertility disorders
Premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, morning sickness.
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.
Visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis.
Osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervico-brachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow".
Sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
Depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.