What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a gentle medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve overall wellbeing. It originated in China more than 3000 years ago and due to its overall effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world.
Chinese Medicine seeks to treat the whole person. It involves the
insertion of very fine pre-sterilised, disposable needles at specific points on the body’s surface to help restore health on a physical, psychological and emotional level.
Acupuncture can be used alone or combined with Western Medicine or with other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion (Heat Treatment), Qi Gong (Therapeutic Excercise) and Tuina (Chinese Massage).
What Can I Expect?
Most people find acupuncture painless, they describe the treatment as calming and relaxing. Many people find when they begin a course of acupuncture treatment that they experience overall positive changes in their overall state of health. They may for instance find that they sleep better, feel more relaxed and have a more positive outlook.
Number Of Treatments
Since each person is unique – the number of treatments will vary.
Chronic long term conditions can take longer to treat than acute conditions that have just occurred. If the patient is in general good health recovery may be quicker.
Also the frequency of treatment prescribed will have an impact.
Initially treatments may be administered close together and then become less frequent as the condition improves.
The adherence of the patient to the instructions provided can also influence the speed of recovery. The practitioner will usually discuss the treatment programme with the patient.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Research has shown that acute and chronic conditions respond very well to acupuncture. This covers a huge range of general & common conditions, female conditions, male conditions & substance addictions. Please consult with your practitioner regarding the condition you wish to address.
Always choose a qualified registered professional. Choose an ACI registered Practitioner. Patient confidence and safety are of utmost importance to us.
Mark Kinghan - Dip.Ac, Lic Ac, Clinical Cert Nanjing, Dip.CHM, Dip.CHM (ob/gyn), MACIR
Mark Kinghan began his journey of self enquiry and study of spiritual practices in the early 80’s with the practice of Aikido and Qi gong. He became immersed in Buddhism and completed his first Vipassana
course in 1984.
Mark also commenced studies in Acupuncture in the 80’s and qualified with The Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland in 1990 continuing on to complete his Acupuncture Clinical Training in Nanjing China.
He completed his Chinese Herbal Medicine Training with the London Academy of Oriental Medicine in 1996 and has recently completed a post graduate training with the Women’s Natural Health Clinic London in women’s health, gynaecology and obstetrics. Following many years of practice he completed his training in Qi gong and began teaching in 2000.
He has studied Ayurveda under the guidance of Dr David Frawley and recently has spent a month furthering his Ayurvedic studies in the JSS Ayurvedic Hospital in Mysore, India. Mark has also studied and qualified in Thai & Aromatherapy Massage.
Mark offers Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture in our Therapy Room and also teaches weekly Qi Gong and Vinyasa Yoga classes in the studios.