Acupuncture Treatments in Bournemouth

If you are looking for Acupuncture treatments in Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch then get in touch today.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

Most people's experience of needles is of those used in injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to these. They are much finer and are solid rather than hollow. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache. Needles are inserted either for a second or two, or left in place for about 20 minutes, depending on the effect required. During treatment, patients commonly experience heaviness in the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation.

The benefits of acupuncture frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition. Many people find that it can also lead to increased energy levels, better appetite and sleep, as well as an enhanced sense of overall wellbeing.

Acupuncture treatment by expert acupuncturist Dr John Hamblett at his clinic in Bournemouth

What will happen on my first visit to the Acupuncture Clinic?

Your first consultation will take place at our Bournemouth based clinic which is an easy distance from Poole and Christchurch. It may take slightly longer than the subsequent sessions because the acupuncturist needs to assess your general state of health, in order to identify the underlying pattern of disharmony and give you the most effective treatment.

You will be asked about your current symptoms and what treatment you have received so far, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. This will allow our trained acupuncturist to discover how the energies are flowing in your body. The acupuncturist is likely to feel your pulses on both wrists, noting their quantity, rhythm and strength. The structure, colour and coating of your tongue also gives a good guide to your physical health.

Once enough information has been gathered to determine the likely causes of your problem, the acupuncturist can select the most appropriate treatment. The aim is discover which energy channels need adjusting to rectify your specific complaint and which require treatment to boost your overall energy and vitality.

There are around 500 recognised acupuncture points on the body, of which around 100 are commonly used. Stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs in the body. However, these areas may not be close to the part of the body where the problem is experienced. For example, although you may suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand.

The acupuncturist may supplement the needle treatment with moxa, a smoldering herb which is used to warm acupuncture points to encourage the body’s energy to flow smoothly. Other methods of stimulating acupuncture points include using laser and electro-acupuncture.

How often will I need to come to the clinic for Acupuncture treatment?

Your first consultation will take place at our Bournemouth based clinic which is an easy distance from Poole and Christchurch. It may take slightly longer than the subsequent sessions because the acupuncturist needs to assess your general state of health, in order to identify the underlying pattern of disharmony and give you the most effective treatment.

In traditional acupuncture each person is considered unique and therefore the number of treatments required depends on the individual. Some changes are usually felt after three to five treatments. Normally you are recommended to visit your acupuncturist once or twice a week at first, although some conditions may need less frequent attention. Sometimes the effects of treatment are dramatic and only one or two treatments are needed. However other conditions may need treatment over several months.

Electro-acupuncture

At our Bournemouth Acupuncture clinic we also offer electro-acupuncture which is different from conventional Acupuncture. By this method, small clips are attached to the needles and then connected to a machine that produces tiny electrical pulses. A combination of high and low frequencies produces a long-lasting effect on pain and inflammation.

Electro-acupuncture is especially indicated for the treatment of osteo-arthritis as well as a wide range of muscle and joint disorders. Sports injuries show particular improvement especially tennis/golfer's elbow, frozen shoulder and knee/ankle strains.

Electro-acupuncture is also used to stop smoking. Up to 3/4 treatments may be required.

Acupuncture Treatments

Anxiety

Anxiety is a condition which should not be underestimated. It can often deteriorate and lead to depression.

Stress

Stress can lead to anxiety and or physical conditions such as [something], or IBS etc.

Migraines

These may be caused by many factors such as diet, stress or organic change etc. Acupuntcure often has a remarkable effect on Migraines.

Tension

Tension is the physical state leading to stress which in turn leads to altered physical states.

High Blood Pressure

Dramatic changes in high blood pressure is often seen with acupuncture.

Allergies

There are special points in acupuncture for treating the immune system.

Fatigue

Certain acupuncture points can simulate the entire nervous system, thus reducing fatigue.

Infertility

Both male and female infertility may be treated with acupuncture. A short course of treatments is normally required.

If you are suffering with any of the above ailments and looking for Acupuncture treatment to help, complete the form below or get in touch.

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To discuss any of the treatments offered in more detail please feel free to get in touch by phone or email, we look forward to hearing from you!

Address: 55 Howard Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth, BH8 9EA

Phone: 01202 549123

Email: info@johnhamblett.co.uk