What are we actually doing?
We use Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine training along side other forms of acupuncture such as DNA (distal needling acupuncture). They are a powerful union and achieve a high level of clinical results. We also use medical pulse diagnosis, dietary therapy and offer lifestyle advice to compliment individualised treatment plans.
I'm frustrated that nothing else has worked for me!
It is very common for most people to come and see us after trying and failing everything else - we still get great results. We also see people who have a desire to try and reduce or stop medications for example analgesics (pain killers) and NSAID (ibuprofen). We will work with your G.P and help reach your health goals.
A Natural Treatment Pathway
Acupuncture promotes self healing (stimulates the body to heal itself). It influences the nervous system (muscles, nerves and internal organs), the cardiovascular system (blood flow, distribution of nutrients and hormones), the immune system (stimulates and strengthens the immune system) and the endocrine system (regulation of the hypothalmic-pituitary-adreal axis) - together these are all the systems that drive every function in our body! So, no more talk about energy and Qi blockages, we are talking in real terms about real things we understand in the west as scientifically measurable.
Pain conditions (anywhere in the body, we don't discriminate!) can be treated successfully with acupuncture. Distal needling allows us to stay away from the area of pain so you don't have any worries about us hurting you (this is more for your peace of mind because acupuncture doesn't hurt!) As an example, for knee pain we usually needle the area around the elbow, pain dissolves away immediately and with the right amount of treatment stays away for good. We dont care where it is, show us the pain and we'll get rid of it.
Migraines, tension and cluster headaches are something we see all the time. Unfortunately in our modern world they are usually driven or worsened by lifestyle, stress, or diet. Perhaps there is an old injury or underlying musculoskeletal cause. There is a good evidence base for acupuncture as an effective treatment pathway for all types of headaches. In the case of migraines we also focus on treating nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances and we work to help identify triggers and suggest diet and lifestyle changes.
Acupuncture can help regulate and treat many female health problems for example pain and cramping, unusually heavy periods and emotional problems linked to the cycle. It has been used for many years alongside IVF treatment to help improve outcomes. When we help people experiencing fertility issues we usually treat the male and female at the same time.
Stress is a HUGE problem in our modern society. Some patients come to see us specifically for help with fatigue, anxiety or depression. Acupuncture has an awesome natural side effect - it leaves you refreshed, rejuvenated, more positive and relaxed! We've had some great success helping people that come to us with these types of problems. We use dietary therapy, lifestyle advice (usually small, simple easily achievable changes) and may in some cases recommend supplements along side regular treatment.
Hear what our patients have got to say about us!
"After completing my six week course of treatment for headaches caused by stress I would happily recommend Ben as my symptoms have all disappeared. Ben explains everything he is doing in a calm and friendly manner putting you at ease. Give him a go - acupuncture has amazing effects"
"Having finished a treatment of acupuncture with Ben, I can say that I was amazed with the results and I would highly recommend him! He takes the time to understand the problem and explain the process.
I was suffering from back pain down one side, ibuprofen/paracetamol didn't touch it, Ben was able to treat me (via my arm) and as I lay there with the needles in my arm, I couldn't feel the pain anymore - it's been nearly four weeks and the pain hasn't returned!"
"Ben is a knowledgeable and skilled acupuncturist, he has solved several problems for me that others couldn't. I recommend him highly!"
"I had acupuncture for mid back pain which I'd been suffering for years and it was really frustrating me and affecting my life a lot. It was amazing how after one treatment I felt instant relief, each time I visited there was more and more relief, after a four treatments I am completely pain free! Now I'm able to sleep better too! I was worried about needles but Ben made sure I felt comfortable, I could hardly feel them so after the first treatment I wasn't worried anymore. Would highly recommend!"
I was treated by Ben after a colleague recommended him, originally presenting with significant back-pain. I found Ben to be very professional, happy to discuss the intervention and perhaps most of all, my back pain improved significantly over the sessions. He was eager to get my feedback throughout the course of acupuncture and as things changed for me, adjusted the treatment based on that. I appreciated his considered style of working and his professionalism throughout. I have managed to return to sitting comfortably and engaging in arrange of activities which had been limited, and my mood overall has improved as a result"
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This week we opened our doors and met the first patients starting their treatment plans. Really looking forward to helping them achieve their health goals and I have had some great feedback on our new clinic. This is a safe, relaxing, confidential environment to promote healing!
Exciting times ahead, I have secured a new treatment space in Queen Street, Hadleigh starting in September! I am just working on the branding and am busy fitting out the new space which will be a very private, relaxing space and allow patients to relax fully in a secure confidential environment More details and pictures Read more about New treatment space in Hadleigh[…]
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