What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the treatment of a person's illness or pain by inserting small needles into the body at certain places (meridians and acupoints). Acupuncture is one of the components of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is an effective and accepted healing practice.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture needles work on the meridians (invisible energy rivers) to correct the imbalance of a person’s Qi (energy flow). Imagine your body is a city, and the meridians like the roads. The traffic goes nicely if everything is fine; but once you hurt yourself, such as your lower back, the local muscles will become tight, which is similar to the traffic will jam caused when a car breaks down. This kind of tightness is the blocking of the Qi flow.
To treat it, we insert the needles into the local area to reduce the energy blocking (fix the broken car) and also put the needles away from the lower back to divert traffic, to restore the Qi and energy flow.
Ji comes from south of China and has a rich background in the medical profession where she practiced as an anaesthetist for 7 years before entering the Intensive Care Unit of a Medical University Hospital as a Clinic Doctor. While here, she was also a lecturer in Surgery Science.
Different styles of Acupuncture and related indications
What to expect
All of the treatment should be undertaken when you are lying down. As the muscles relax and blood vessels dilate, and the circulation is stimulated, your blood pressure and blood sugar level maybe drop a tight bit. So please make sure your stomach is not empty before the treatment, and also make sure you are not dizzy before you get up after the treatment. Have some warm water after the treatment, and you may need some snack as well if you are diabetic.
First session £45/ 75-90 minutes
Follow ups £40/60 minutes
A block of 3 sessions in 4 weeks is recommended.
Cash and Bank transfer are acceptable.
Please contact Ji for availabilities, which vary each week.