Treatment in my comfortable home based clinic room in Church Crookham
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
(some evening & Saturday mornings are available)
Modern life can be fast moving and often stressful and our bodies' vital energy, or Qi can easily become depleted or blocked. This can result in illness, pain and even mental health issues.
Acupuncture is often used to treat a range of commonly occuring health problems, for example, Migraine and tension headaches, Musculoskeletal issues, chronic pain, and Osteoarthritis of the knee. However, there are over 60 conditions for which Acupuncture treatment may be beneficial click here.
With Traditional Acupuncture the focus is on the individual, not their illness, with all symptoms seen in relation to each other. It is an effective therapy in restoring our vital balance, leading to physical and emotional harmony.
After taking a comprehensive and detailed history of your main complaints, medical history and lifestyle, Juliette will devise an individual treatment plan, tailored to each patient's specific requirements. You may be also be offered lifestyle and dietary advise to support your treatment.
During treatment, the insertion of extremely fine, sterilised and single use needles into Acupuncture points, affects the flow of the body's Qi or vital energy. Acupuncture, and Chinese adjunct therapies described below, seek to re-establish the free flow of Qi and restore balance to trigger the body's natural healing response.
Chinese Medicine Adjunct Therapies
Glass cupping & Korean suction cupping
Cups are applied to the body and a vacuum seal is created which stimulates blood flow and clears stagnant Qi.
Static cups may be applied over specific acupuncture points and left in place or a sliding cupping technique may be used; when a suction cup is applied to the skin over a base oil and then moved over an area whilst suction is maintained.
A herb which is part of the mugwort plant
Used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion is the burning of Moxa and is used to nourish and warm, to supplement Qi. It has anti pathogenic effect/boosts immunity, and is used in pain management, digestive complaints and to turn breach presentation babies.
Moxibustion may be:-
Direct - with small cones applied to acupuncture points and allowed to burn down near to the surface of the skin before removal.
Moxa Sticks - held over acupuncture points or moved over affected channels or close to needles.
Moxa on a needle - Rolls of compact Moxa are place over the ends of inserted needles to maximise the effect and enhance treatment.
Chinese therapeutic massage
May be carried out over loose fitting clothing, Tuina uses a number of techniques in order to harmonise the Yin and Yang of the body and address specific patterns of disharmony.
Tuina massage of the acupuncture channels opens Meridians to stimulate the flow of Qi throughout the body, activates acupressure points and relieves muscle tension.
Pronounced gwah-shah deriving from the Chinese word for scraping
A base oil is applied to the skin and a sterile, single use tool is used to apply pressure to the skin and with a stroking or light scraping action.
Commonly used to relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders, it may also be used to relieve colds and fevers.
The action of this technique increases blood flow to the area and clears stagnant Qi. It may cause light bruising to appear as red or purple spots known as petechiae or Sha, which usually disappears within a few days.