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    Acupuncture Clinic

    01/06/2015

    Individual acupuncture consultations supervised by Qikan Yin, practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Park Clinic run every Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm (by appointment only)

    What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the therapeutic technique of regulating the functions of the body by stimulating specific body areas, named acupuncture points. The most commonly used stimulation of the acupuncture points is by the insertion of a fine needle at the point.

    Each acupuncture point has a clinical indication which has been found through thousands of years’ clinical observation. In the past 40 years, the mechanism of how acupuncture works has been partially revealed.  One of the major breakthroughs was the discovery of endorphins, which are a group of chemical materials produced inside the brain and which have extraordinary power over pain and emotions. The endorphins respond to needling stimulation and produce a pain-relieving effect.

    What happens during a consultation?

    • Detailed consideration of the presenting concern, medical history, general health and lifestyle. You may also be asked about any medication you are currently taking
    • Pulse will be taken and tongue will be examined
    • A treatment plan will be put together which may include acupuncture and lifestyle advice
    • Acupuncture will be carried out with single use sterile needles

    Things to bear in mind before and after your treatment

    • Clothing which allows easy access to arms and legs should be worn
    • It is better not to have acupuncture on an empty stomach or after a big meal
    • Refrain from driving, using heavy machinery, vigorous exercise and drinking alcohol for a few hours after your treatment
    • If you do experience side effects, they should be mild and self-correcting

    For further information or to book your appointment please contact: The Park Clinic or call on 020 8411 4411

    Please note this is part of the training clinic and trainee student practitioners will be present and may assist in your treatment.

    Students enter free and staff pay an initial price of £20 plus a follow up fee of £15.

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