Acupuncture, as practised by members of The British Acupuncture Society, is thousands of years old and examines and treats the vital energy(qi) as it flows. It looks at the Yin and Yang and treats as it finds to normalise the energy patterns.
Western or medical acupuncture is a more modern development that tends to be used by GPs and osteopaths. It tends to base its techniques on western medical diagnoses.
Although sometimes described merely as a means of pain relief, traditional acupuncture is actually used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.
Our treatment modality is to combine or treat singly in Acupuncture, Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy along with using Ultrasound when needed.
“What I do depends on the needs of the patient on that day, and what I think will get the quickest results. If a patient has an aversion to needles then Osteopathy would be the preferred treatment. I also use Cranial and various neuromuscular techniques which have a similar effect. The way I treat is very fluid and responsive to the patient and their needs. In practise it is important to communicate the options to patients for their need. Patients are very happy with the mixed mode style of treatment as they get the full package in one practitioner. There is also a strong benefit to the patient as they do not have to see too many practitioners. The body and mind can become confused when over-treated.”