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Acupuncture

 

www.quorn-acupuncture.co.uk

 

 

 

Quorn Medical Centre has housed an acupuncture practice since 2006, run by Elaine Glasius. Elaine is a registered nurse and health visitor and trained in acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick.  Elaine works at the medical centre on Thursday and Friday afternoons and sees people with a wide range of conditions, and of a broad age spectrum ranging from little people to the elderly.
 
Treatment costs:
£43.00 per session
 Adults (or those over 12 years)
 
£20.00 for babies and children
(treatment consists of gentle tapping or acupressure).
 
To book an appointment, or to book a (no-obligation) consultation to discuss whether acupuncture would be suitable for you, please call
07770 852939. 
 
What is Traditional Acupuncture?
Traditional Acupuncture belongs to an ancient system of healing based on the principles of oriental medicine. These emphasise the importance of energy or “Qi” for all good health. When Qi flows smoothly we feel well. When Qi is weak or its flow is blocked then the delicate balances of our body are impaired: disharmony can then lead to disease. Acupuncturists basically aim to assess and treat imbalances in the flow of Qi by insertion of a small number of needles-(or acupressure) on a few of the 400 points on the body.
 
Why have something so “old” in a modern medical centre?
Seeing an acupuncturist should not be a substitute for consulting a doctor if you are worried about your health. However, sometimes people find that either there seems to be no “reason” for their fatigue or low immunity (blood tests are normal), or they would prefer not to have to rely upon large doses of painkillers or hormonal treatment if something else would help. Although the practice of acupuncture is informed by oriental understandings of Qi, western physiologists have begun to discover measurable changes in blood chemistry and neurotransmitter activity after very superficial needling of only one or two points.
Organisations such as the WHO now recommend acupuncture as a valid treatment for conditions such as nausea and back pain, and further research is beginning to show that it has a potentially wide application. Many hospital departments, including those seeing  gastro-enterology patients, people with infertility or chronic pain now offer acupuncture as part of their patient care.
 

 
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