Acupuncture That Works gives you Something to Look Forward To

Here at ATW, we’re passionate about helping people, whether that be people who come to see us regularly or just on a one off basis.

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We have had close links with an organisation called Something To Look Forward To for many years now, who are a charity who have been affected by cancer and so decided to try to help others. STLFT helps by providing gifts and experiences to to families and cancer patients which have been donated by gifts and businesses.

They succeeded, and since 2015, Something to Look Forward To has been a registered charity which has helped to improve the lives of thousands of families of cancer patients across the UK.

A Massive Success

Something To Look Forward To has achieved massive success, and also massive recognition, as they were the winner of the Special Achievement Award at the 2018 National Lottery Winner Awards.

The founder, Fiona, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, just like the founder of ATW, Emma, which is why helping others is so important to Emma. This is why Emma and Acupuncture That Works have donated acupuncture sessions, in order to offer holistic therapies to cancer sufferers.

Under the Guy Protocol, details of which can be found here, it was found that regular acupuncture sessions have been found to be effective on patients using Tamoxifen in helping to reduce the side effects of hot flushes.

Acupuncture That Works is proud to be linked with a charity such as Something To Look Forward To, and we hope to be able to support them for many years to come.

 

 

Acupuncture That Works Grows Again!

Nadine Tallis - Acupuncturist - Acupuncture That Works
Nadine Tallis

ATW would like to welcome Nadine Tallis, our new Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practioner, specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nadine has a 1st Class Honours BSc Degree in Acupuncture with over 400 hours in clinic.  Nadine comes to us from The Cheshire Tao.

Additionally, Nadine has a Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies, including Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Massage & Facial Massage, as well as being a Reiki Practioner and also being an accredited member of the FHT.

Nadine comes from a strong marketing and legal background, but she left her career in 2013 in order to care for her mother who had unfortunately just received a lung cancer diagnosis.

Due to this, Nadine decided to retrain in Acupuncture so as to be able to help other people who are suffering with the symptoms of cancer.

Nadine used a multi-therapeutic approach to help her clients. She combines the seven principles and the five elements, microsystems, Korean, electric acupuncture and moxibustion.

Nadine specialises in chronic pain and illness management, depression, anxiety and mental wellbeing, stress management and issues with addiction.

 

New Massage Therapist at Acupuncture That Works

Acupuncture That Works welcomes our new Massage Therapist Amanda North

Amanda North - Massage Therapist
Amanda discovered that having regular deep tissue massages was thoroughly benefical to her wellbeing, and that is helped her recover after she suffered a major burnout during her career as a senior buyer. After recovering, Amanda decided to focus on becoming a fully qualified Massage Therapist.

Since gaining her massage therapy qualification, Amanda has expanded her repertoire to offer a more holistic range to her clients, which includes:
Deep Tissue Massage, Chinese Cupping Therapy, Restorative foot and Hand Massage, Reflexology, Head Neck and Shoulder Massage, Sinus Drainage, Ear Candling, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Therapy.

Acupuncture That Works nominated for an award!

Acupuncture That Works are delighted to reveal that we have been put forward for the Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health Awards 2019, hosted by GHP-Magazine!

Through these annual awards, Global Health & Pharma Magazine aim to recognise those who go above and beyond for their clients with their ailments, offering alternative health care treatments.

GHP known how important it is to seek out the right treatment for you. They believe that “it is now more important than ever to sought out alternative health care treatments and products as a means of maintaining good health, globally.”

GHP Magazine are a merit led awarding body, who research and analyse everything about a nominee, ensuring that only the most deserving practices walk away with the prize each year.

The whole team here at Acupuncture at Works are really pleased to have been recognised for all our hard work over the last year and are really looking forward to finding out who will be the winner.


For more information about the awards, visit the GHP website.

What is Chi?

You have probably heard the word Chi before—the word is firmly, albeit vaguely embedded in popular culture, but what does it actually mean?

With its roots in traditional Chinese culture, Chi (also spelled qi) refers to the vital life force or energy that runs through all living beings. It is the essence of existence that flows through each of us, uniting the body, mind and spirit. It is what makes us alive.

This concept of an essential life force is not unique to Chinese culture. In fact, most of the world’s ancient cultures have an equivalent word to describe the intangible vital energy. In India, it’s referred to as Prana, in Japan as Ki. Native Americans refer to the life force as the Great Spirit. In each of these cultures as in Chinese culture, healing and traditional medicine is firmly rooted in bringing the balance and flow of this energy into alignment.

Naturally, the presence or absence of this essential life force can have profound impacts on both physical and emotional well-being. A strong and balanced life force culminates in vitality, increased productivity and creativity. Conversely, blocked, unbalanced or weakened Chi can lead to sluggishness, pain and emotional distress.

The primary goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to optimise health and well-being by cultivating a smooth, powerful and balanced flow of chi throughout the entire body. Suffering (teng) caused by a blockage in Chi (bu tong), can be alleviated through acupuncture, tai chi, or qigong to facilitate proper circulation of Chi (tong) thus achieving teng jr bu tong, which means, a state of freedom from pain and disease. If you want to know more about Chi, then we have an entire page dedicated to it! Take a look.

Are you interested in how improving the flow of Chi in your body might benefit your overall health and well-being?


You can get in touch today by completing our contact form or by giving us a call on 0800 051 76 88.

Acupuncture That Works welcomes Rosemary Heaton from Pure Mind Hypnotherapy

Here at Acupuncture That Works we are proud to welcome Rosemary Heaton as a brand new member of our clinic team.

Rosemary Heaton - Hypnotherapist - Pure Mind Hypnotherapy - Acupuncture That Works

Coming from a family with deaf parents and a deaf sister, Rosemary has long understood the need to overcome any and all disabilities or problems, and it has given her a strong intuition into the root of problems she helps her clients to face.

Rosemary has many qualifications including Master Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Practical NLP Diploma, Life Coaching Certificate, Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Certificate, Stress Management & Hypnotherapy, Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma, so you know you’re in great hands.

Using hypnotherapy, Rosemary offers to help you with issues surrounding an amazing technique called the Hypno-Gastric Band, weight loss, stopping smoking, confidence and self-esteem, stress and anxiety, and freedom from fears and phobias.

To book an appointment with Rosemary, ring in on 0800 051 76 88.

If you want to find out more about the rest of the team, come and see them here.

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Acupuncture That Works Group

Can Acupuncture help migraine sufferers?

Anyone that regularly suffers from migraines knows how debilitating it is and more importantly how you would do anything to subside the pain. Therefore, as a result of typical Western pain medication such as paracetamol and ibuprofen having little to no effect on severe migraines, many people have turned to Acupuncture.

Acupuncture For Migraine Relief

As with any medical treatment, there are studies that oppose and support the effect of Acupuncture but over the past decade, there has been an increase in research evidencing the relief it has provided sufferers of chronic migraines.

This is also further substantiated by The World Health Organisation who have in fact endorsed acupuncture as a viable and promising treatment for pain relief since the late 1970’s.

So, how exactly does Acupuncture subside migraine pain?

Acupuncture theory is based on the idea that the body is comprised of energy or ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘chi’) that is in a continuous flow. If there is a blockage in your body this flow of Qi is stopped causing pain or illness to the correspondent area of the body.

Acupuncture seeks to help restore this flow of energy by targeting and stimulating specific points on the body with hair-thin needles.

In terms of the pain relief aspect, because the Acu-points are usually located close to nerves, when stimulated they will release hormones such as endorphins into the body. In turn, this is what will help relieve any chronic migraine pain and promote relief and relaxation in the brain.

Are there any side effects?

Acupuncture comes with very little side effects when carried out by a licensed and trained practitioner.

With that in mind, it is extremely important to research your acupuncturist before booking your first appointment. One of the best ways to do this is to visit their website and look for customer testimonials, particularly for the reason you are seeking out the treatment. This should give you a clear and honest idea of how the acupuncturist works and how effective the treatment is.

When you do arrive at your appointment don’t be afraid to ask questions and watch to see the way in which the practitioner stores and uses the needles. One of the biggest health risks in any medical field is the use of equipment that is not sterile as it poses a serious health risk. At Acupuncture That Works all our needles are single use and are safely disposed of by a licensed Waste Contractor.

Whilst acupuncture is a safer alternative to traditional medication with little to no side effects, it ultimately cannot wholly take the place of being treated with medication.

Often Acupuncture works best when coupled with medication as it can help subdue any unpleasant side effects of the treatment.

Some headaches and migraines will require more immediate medical attention and it is important that you seek out this help instead of waiting to receive acupuncture.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as being light-headed, dizziness or nausea, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible as sometimes there can be more severe underlying issues such as allergic reactions, blood clots or blood pressure spikes.


If you would like to find out more about how acupuncture could help with your migraines please call us on 0800 051 76 88 or fill in our contact form.

How Acupuncture may help with Weight Loss

Weight loss is an issue that affects most people and with the average clothing size in the UK now being a 16, many people are eager to shed the pounds. However, losing weight can be extremely tough not only on your body physically but also mentally.

There are so many fad diets, exercise regimes and everything in between it can be hard to know what is best for you without harming yourself, but this is where acupuncture comes in.

back-acapunctureAcupuncture works as a complementary therapy with your diet plan, helping to ensure you stay on track and stay healthy.

There have been many studies carried out which have produced results suggesting that combining acupuncture with a standard diet helps individuals to lose more weight overall. That being said, many people have misconceptions of what acupuncture is, based on dramatised Hollywood versions with large painful needles which look like a method of torture.

In reality, acupuncture is a very gentle process which involves inserting hair fine sterilised needles into specific acupressure points on your body. In doing so the needles will then stimulate a reaction in your body to release hormones such as endorphins.

It is hormones such as these which promote relaxation, reduce feelings of stress and generally bring about physical and mental calm. It is this calm that can help you on your weight loss journey instead of stress eating or turning to unnecessary medication.

This derives from Traditional Chinese Medicine and within this, there is the belief that weight gain, particularly large weight gains in a short period of time is caused by an imbalance in the body.

In all acupuncture theory, when something is wrong it is derivative of an imbalance but in terms of weight gain, it is thought to be a problem with the spleen, kidneys, and liver. To counteract this imbalance, acupuncturists will stimulate the point on the body which correlates to the affected area.

The kidneys, in particular, are in charge of the water in your body and therefore any water retention issues will lead back to this area. By addressing areas such as these you will begin to see a big difference in your physical appearance provided you are also sticking to a traditional diet.

Auricular AcupunctureMost people find that they only require acupuncture once a week or once every two weeks to maintain their diet and continue with a healthy lifestyle. Many patients also report that actively seeking out this support gives them the added motivation to keep going as each week they want to see results.

Despite the importance of the physical side of acupuncture, the individual’s mental state is equally as important as without a positive attitude and motivation you will quickly slip back into bad habits.

To continuously lose weight you must be in the correct mental state which is why acupuncture seeks to maintain healthy hormonal balance in the brain. By releasing endorphins, the brain begins to destress which puts you in a much better mindset to stay on track.

If you find keeping a balance in your life something of a struggle, why not try acupuncture and see what it could do for you? Call us today on 0800 051 76 88 and book an appointment at your nearest clinic.

Disclaimer

The ASA has upheld complaints about ads that refer to acupuncture but where it was not made clear that any relief achieved was temporary or “short-term” (Eileen Mannion Acupuncture, 18 October 2017). The ASA is likely to accept advertising claims about the sensory effects of acupuncture including claims about well-being or references to “feeling revitalised”, “more positive” or “relaxed”.

Acupuncture Awareness Week 2018 Is Here

Beginning the 11th of March, Acupuncture Awareness week aims to promote the practice of Acupuncture in the UK. The event is supported by the British Acupuncture Council.

Throughout the week, you will find members throughout the UK using this opportunity to speak to as many of you as possible about traditional acupuncture. With over 2.3 million treatments taking place every year acupuncture has quickly become one of the more popular complementary therapies available in the UK.

There will be a number of talks, open days and exhibitions going on throughout the country over the next week. Keep an eye out and get involved from the 11th until the 16th of March.

If you’re interested in trying acupuncture or want to find out more call Acupuncture That Works on 0800 051 76 88. We would love to help with a range of issues such as pain including headaches, dental issues and sports injuries as well as sickness and body revitalisation.


For more information visit http://www.acupuncture.org.uk

5 ways that acupuncture could help your health and well being in 2018

Every year we create resolutions to help us be fitter and healthier but physically and mentally but as January and February slip into March, we could all do with a boost to help us along the way.

One of the best and increasingly popular ways of achieving this is to receive regular acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture could benefit your health and wellbeing in numerous ways whether it be for a specific ailment either physical or psychological or simply to improve your overall health.

Some people believe acupuncture is for relieving back and neck pain without realising how much it can offer which is why we have compiled a list of 5 other ways in which acupuncture could help you.

Acupuncture for Anxiety

One of the biggest issues facing people today is anxiety, but for many, taking medication is a last resort. Because of the broad range of potential side effects associated with anxiety medications more and more people are turning to acupuncture.

Acupuncture could help calm you physically and mentally, relieving the stress caused by anxiety and allowing your body to return to a state of harmony.

Another issue associated with anxiety can be the inability to stay present and grounded in a world when there is so much going on around you, making your mind race.

Mindfulness and Acupuncture

Practising mindfulness is something that goes hand in hand with dealing with anxiety especially in an increasingly fast paced society.

With so much happening around the globe and in our personal lives it can be hard to stop and care for yourself. This is why acupuncture could help you better understand how your body is feeling. Having the ability to understand when something is wrong with your body will help you to restore balance, keeping you mentally and physically healthy.

Acupuncture for Sleep issues

The most effective way to heal your body is through rest and if you’re not getting your 6 to 8 hours you can’t operate at 100%.

Acupuncture Could Help

Acupuncture is used by some people to get a better night’s sleep whether it be getting to sleep, staying asleep or getting a more restorative rest. Unlike sleeping medication, acupuncture won’t cause any unpleasant side effects or dependencies; it simply works in unison with your body to promote internal harmony and relaxation.

Acupuncture for Digestion

Another common ailment most people tend to suffer from is poor digestion and consequently, poor bowel movements. This is often down to a number of life choices whether it be poor eating habits, dehydration or even stress.

Some people need help to regulate their digestive system and a process of relaxation can also help you to better understand which lifestyle choice is causing this problem so that you can change this.

Acupuncture for Energy Levels

Finally, the biggest health complaint you will hear people speak about daily is how tired they are and how little energy they have. Whilst most people will turn to quick caffeine fixes such as coffee and energy drinks, these will only provide a temporary solution and cause you to crash soon after.

Acupuncture, by contrast, will not cause any adverse effects in the way other stimulants can. It is perfectly natural and can provide a short term boost.

If you are struggling to achieve a balance in your life then why not call us today on 0800 051 76 88 and see if acupuncture can help?