Hear it from an expert: How Can Acupuncture Support Health?

Hear it from an expert:

How Can Acupuncture Support Health?

Top Tips from Treat’s Acupuncturist Liz Douglas

Recently, our founding acupuncturist Rebecca Geanty and acupuncturist Liz Douglas were interviewed for Breathe magazine. As part of the feature Liz was asked the million-dollar question: How can acupuncture help? Here’s the advice she gave…

Acupuncture can help with a wide range of things as acupuncturist Liz Douglas explains, “It’s great for whole body wellbeing and bringing the mind and body back into balance. There are certain conditions I love treating due to the fact that I know it’s likely you will see results in good time. These include women’s menstrual health, post operative pain and trauma, reynauds - a phenomenon where blood stops flowing properly to your fingers and toes.” 

“However, acupuncture is probably most widely known for treating musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, shoulder problems, carpal tunnel and sciatica. It’s very effective for speeding up the healing process and the needles are able to get places that massage cannot. Enabling the Qi to be dispersed anywhere where the stagnation is causing pain. Acupuncture is also known to be a great complementary therapy to use alongside any fertility treatments such as IVF or to start when trying to conceive. It can also be really helpful for digestive complaints such as IBS symptoms, headaches and migraines.”

However, the concept of how acupuncture works on an energetic level might feel quite abstract to some. Liz said, “Although these meridians or channels are not visible to the naked eye it is common for patients to remark on the feeling in a location on the body where the channel runs, although the point is being stimulated elsewhere on the channel. Each channel has its own pathway and each channel connects to each other. Mind and body, the physical and the mental are not seen as a separate entities. They both influence each other and if one suffers the other will eventually follow.”

Each channel Represents the energetics of each organ of the body, and each individual acupuncture point holds a different function. These points are stimulated by a trained practitioner using their intention and different needle techniques which will either tonify a point (to strengthen a deficient area), reduce a point (to disperse Qi in an area that is too full) or simply gently stimulate a point aiming to fulfil its function. The aim is to enable Qi (your vital energy) to flow smoothly around the body. The overall aim is bring everything back into balance.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of issues including:

  • Migraine and headaches
  • Menopause and women’s health
  • Pain management
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fertility
  • Back problems
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Cancer treatment
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Low mood and anxiety
  • Neck pain

In short, acupuncture can help with a whole host of ailments and complaints. If you’d like to book a session today, head to our online booking system and we can chat to you about how we can help you.

About Treat

Treat is a Norwich-based Health & Wellbeing Clinic. Founder and acupuncturist - Rebecca Geanty started Norwich Acupuncture Rooms in 2011. Offering a cross section of therapies and a community multi-bed clinic. Today Treat therapists offer over 50 different health, wellbeing and beauty therapies. https://www.treatnorwich.co.uk/

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