Tel. 01531 822392
The Coach House, Gloucester Street, Newent
Gloucestershire GL18 1AF
Who has Acupuncture?
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions. These might include anxiety states, arthritis, asthma, back pain, circulatory problems, depression, facial paralysis, fibrosis, high blood pressure, indeterminate aches and pains, infertility, menstrual problems, migraines, rheumatism, sciatica, skin conditions or ulcers.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment for all. It has proved to be effective in pregnancy management and for the relief of pain in childbirth. Acupuncture is also helpful for people trying to overcome addictions such as those related to smoking, alcohol, food or drugs.
What does it feel like?
Most people’s experience of needles is of those used in injections and blood tests. Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to these. They are much finer and are solid rather than hollow. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache.
Is it safe?
All members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) observe a strict Code of Safe Practice, amongst others, which lays down stringent standards of hygiene and requires the use of sterile disposable needles. Patients who have been treated by a BAcC member are eligible to donate blood through the National Blood Service.
We have two acupuncturists. For individual information, please see the links on the right.