Acupuncture That Works has been very busy recently so with that in mind we are very pleased to announce a new staff member to help cope with demand.
We are delighted to welcome on board Clare Cowell who is an acupuncturist and qualified physiotherapist. Clare has lived and around Northwich all her life and has a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy, as well as an MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare. You can read Clare’s full profile here.
Clare will be a great addition to the team here and she has arrived after an extensive search. The key thing was that we needed to make sure that the person who joined us would not only be someone who would uphold and maintain the high standards we have set, but also be a great team member.
With Clare’s background we can now offer Physiotherapy as well as acupuncture, something some of our patients have been asking about for a while now.
If you would like to book in with Clare then give us a call on 0800 051 76 88 or 07880 94 88 77
One of the most interesting and dynamic concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine is our relationship to the seasons and the impact seasonal change can have on our health. This article looks at the concept of seasonal change using Autumn to explain some of the concepts.
Muscle soreness has many potential causes, and a few really good cures. Acupuncture can definitely help relieve your muscle soreness – find out how.
Acupuncture is a common medical practice that can be used to treat a whole myriad of conditions. It might be used to treat general pain, or it might be used to treat more complicated mental or emotional conditions.
Wikipedia is the internet’s most used encyclopedia. The information there is supposed to be relevant, current, and correct. However, the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) article in the English version has one of the most important concepts of TCM missing which is well-being and maintenance of well-being.
Back Pain and Depression are two very common problems in our society. It is estimated that more than half of our population will suffer from some severe form of back pain some time in their life, while depression is one of the most common complaint that the medical profession sees on a daily basis.
I have a 20 year history of neck pain which was made worse by two road traffic accidents one in 1993 and a second in 2011. I had got to the stage where I just began to accept this pain as something that would never go away. This pain would be worse during long car journeys, when sat at my computer and would often ruin holidays when I had to sleep on a different type of pillow. I had previously gone down the route of physiotherapy treatment which would alleviate the symptoms but only in the short term. Over the years the symptoms were getting worse and I decided to consult Emma to see if there was anything that she could do.
Her initial assessment was very thorough and what was noteworthy was that Emma wasn’t solely concerned about my neck pain she was interested in me holistically, my general well-being and other health problems that I had.
After approximately six sessions of acupuncture over four months My neck pain is now 95% improved which is brilliant-and this is a pain that I thought I would have to tolerate indefinitely. I can now control the residual symptoms with stretches. I am a keen runner and the interesting thing is, along the way, Emma has picked up on injuries via examination that I did not even mention to her namely some knee and ankle problems. Emma has also treated these and as a result my running has improved significantly to the point where I am running personal bests in my 40s which is an unexpected bonus.
To summarise, I am absolutely delighted with my treatment from Emma. I wish I had consulted her earlier and I would highly recommend not only her excellent clinical skills and treatment but her professional, friendly and caring manner.
Please note that all testimonials on this site have been written by the patients themselves. All views expressed within them are solely those of the individuals concerned. Any mention of success with their treatment applies only to their specific experience and is in no way a guarantee of efficacy in the treatment of other patients. Whilst we will attempt to help any and all patients who attend our clinic we cannot guarantee the same outcome as those reported here.
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In China, patients go to acupuncturists from all ranges of ages — newborn (or even pre-born because of the mother) to any age. In the United States though, it looks like people are concerned about the discomfort and pain for kids because they are so protective of kids. That is why here there are much fewer kids exposed to acupuncture and trying it.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are getting more and more popular in the world. For the Chinese, it is a very old healing therapy and they know what goes on in an appointment and what to expect from an acupuncturist or herbologist. For people outside of China, it is still relatively new even though some countries like Japan, Korea, Vietnam have had it for a “long” time (still much less than China but have had it for 1000 years).
All over the world people use acupuncture therapy to help relieve pain and treat a number of conditions including depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal disorders and addictions. This ancient Chinese medicine technique involves the insertion of fine needle points along specific body points in the attempt to restore the natural flow of energy, or Qi, in the human body and achieve internal balance. Thought not fully embraced by the medical community due to a lack of scientific evidence, many people tout the benefits of acupuncture as a safe and affordable alternative to surgery and prescription medication.