You may not be thinking of getting pregnant, but are experiencing gynaecology problems. Traditional acupuncturists believe that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. “I can’t believe my body has held me to ransom all these years” is a common phrase.
There can be many reasons for this. Emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common.
When you attend the clinic for the first time, you will be asked about your medical diagnosis, general health, lifestyle, energy levels and so on, as well as the details of your menstrual cycle – length, timing, blood loss etc. Your tongue and pulse will be examined in detail.
Changes arising from treatment often require 3 months to fully take effect. This is because gynaecology symptoms only change monthly.
We will make every attempt to explain things in plain English so that you are fully involved. After all it is your body.
For more information on how acupuncture could help your particular condition please visit the research section of the British Acupuncture Council website .