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What is Acupuncture?

A treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine where Fine needles are inserted at certain areas on the body for preventative / therapeutic purposes. NHS recognized practice .

What is Acupuncture?
A complimentary healthcare system where needles are inserted into specific points on the body to treat conditions such as back pain and stress related symptoms. Using the principles of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy, Acupuncture stimulates areas which link to organs affecting how you feel and function

Our Acupuncture Therapist?

Bridie's practice uses an integrating style which combines Traditional Chinese and Five-Element Acupuncture. This enables Bridie to support patients presenting with both acute and chronic conditions and to respond effectively to issues of a physical, psychological or emotional origin. The beauty of this approach is that although treatment may initially be focused on a specific symptom/s, patients will likely begin to notice improvements in other areas of their wellbeing. In addition to treatment, Bridie will offer support and guidance relating to lifestyle changes that might best support patients in achieving and surpassing their health goals.

As well as the gentle stimulation of acupuncture points, treatments may include a range of therapeutic techniques such as fire-cupping, guasha or moxibustion. Information about each technique can be found on Bridie’s website, along with a fuller description of the theory behind acupuncture and Bridie's personal approach. 



Does Acupuncture hurt?

It is very rare for acupuncture to hurt. A dull ache is sometimes reported around the base of where needle is inserted, other reports include a slight tingling feeling when the needle is inserted. Some points such as those at the extremities, such as toes or finger ends, can occasionally be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief..

do acupuncture needles get reused ?

No! It is illegal to reuse any type of acupuncture needles in the UK.  All acupuncture needles are one-use disposable needles which you will see as they are removed from sealed packaging and disposed of in sharps box for incineration. 

How doES acupuncture work ?

According to the NHS, "Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins." source

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