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Classical Acupuncture

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Frequently asked questions

  1. Who has acupuncture?
  2. Does acupuncture cure my condition?
  3. Can it help with emotional problems?
  4. Can acupuncture help with the prevention of health problems?
  5. Are there limits to acupuncture?
  6. Do I have to believe in it for it to work?
  7. You are scared of needles – can you still have acupuncture?
  8. Is it safe?
  9. Does acupuncture have any side-effects?
  10. Should you tell your doctor that you are having acupuncture?
  11. Should you still take your prescribed medication while you are having a course of acupuncture?  
  12. Can you still donate blood?
  13. You have private medical insurance - will it cover the cost of your acupuncture?


















 





Should you tell your doctor that you are having acupuncture?

On the whole, yes it is preferable but ultimately it is your choice.  With your consent communicating to other professionals can be a positive thing; most doctors are now open to the idea of you receiving acupuncture. Acupuncture is still very useful when carried out alongside conventional medicine.

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Should you still take your prescribed medication while you are having a course of acupuncture?

Yes. It is advisable not to stop medication without professional guidance from the person who first prescribed it. However you and your doctor need to know that  acupuncture treatment may reduce the need for some forms of medication. You need to consult your own family doctor regarding any changes in medication. We can help in the communication process with your doctor if you like.

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Who has acupuncture?  

Everyone. Whatever your nationality or beliefs, whether you are young, old, a teenager or even a baby, acupuncture is suitable for all.

Does acupuncture cure my condition?

You are a unique individual and you have your own healing mechanisms already inside you. Traditional acupuncture helps you on the road to recovery .

Can it help with emotional problems?

Traditional acupuncturists believe that chi energy is needed for your body to work, for your mind to function and to allow your spirit or 'joie de vivre' to shine. They believe that treatment helps your mind and your spirit and that instead of obstacles and problems you may begin to see possibilities and solutions.

Can acupuncture help with the prevention of health problems?

Ancient acupuncturists believed it could be used as an aid to prevent ill health because they said it improved your well being through energy balancing, and that often people found that the stresses of everyday life were more easily handled. They believed that minor health issues could often be resolved before they became deeply rooted problems. They believed that having regular acupuncture helped support health, along side the use of sensible eating and exercise habits.

Are there limits to acupuncture?

Yes there are.

If you have an acute or life threatening condition you should seek the care of conventional medical personnel.  

In China acupuncture is used alongside conventional medicine and we are happy to provide traditional acupuncture alongside your medical care.  

Do I have to believe in it for it to work?

No. Acupuncture is seen towork all over the world on race horses, dogs, and cats, that have no notion of 'believing' in acupuncture.

You are scared of needles – can you still have acupuncture?

Yes. We acknowledge the fears some people have and we discuss how best to help you with this on the first visit.  Acupuncture points can be stimulated by being warmed up, (see moxibustion). We also occasionally use special types of tuning forks on acupuncture points which provide a gentle stimulation to the point. We find people respond well to these techniques. Needle fears may stem from a negative experience a person has had with an injection or immunisation where fluid is injected into you or from having a blood sample being taken. In these procedures a hollow hypodermic needle has been used which is considerably larger than our acupuncture needles. Often you will be surprised to find how easy it is to get used to our tiny needles.

Is it safe?

Yes it is very safe for people of all ages including babies and children.

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Does acupuncture have any side-effects?

There may be a few unpleasant effects following an acupuncture treatment and any that do happen are mild and self-correcting. Infrequently small, localized bruises occur under the skin; these are no cause for alarm apart from being a cosmetic inconvenience. After an acupuncture treatment, a small number of people may experience a brief increase in their symptoms as the chi starts to flow again; this is part of the healing process and settles down.

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Can you still donate blood?  

Yes. You are able to donate blood. However as of 1.2.10 the certificate from the British Acupuncture Council will not suffice. You can still donate blood by informing the National Blood service that you are receving acupuncture from practitioners who are regulated by the General Medical Council. (GMC which is a statutory regulated body). Our GMC numbers are:-

Dr M Allbright 02710921 and Dr Sue Allbright 02927378

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You have private medical insurance - will it cover the cost of your acupuncture?

Frequently the answer is yes, however, every insurance policy is different and you will need to check the details of your policy. Please click here and it will take you to a page with details of the majority of health care insurance providers.

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this site is accurate. It is not the intention to mislead or misinform anyone.


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What is Healing?

"The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul. Let no one persuade you to cure the head until he has first given you his soul to be cured, for this is the great error of our day, that physicians first separate the soul from the body."

- PLATO

“The highest type of medicine helped people fulfil their destiny, the middle type helped them nourish their original nature and the lowest type treated physical illness.”

China's Oldest Herbal Text SHEN NONG BEN CAO

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