Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
The aim of Acupuncture is to help restore the body’s energy balance and vitality, it achieves this by working on stimulating specific areas of the body, bringing it into better alignment.
At Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre, we offer two of the most common and effective forms of acupuncture – TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Five Element style, as well as electro-acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture.
TCM is well suited to treating a wide range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms; whereas the Five-Element style focuses primarily on treating the underlying constitution of the person, thereby bringing about profound changes in a person’s sense of well-being.
Acupuncture as a Pain Relief
Acupuncture has been proven as an effective means of treating all kinds of pain. It is a safe and natural alternative or addition to Western medical treatment. It can reduce both pain and swelling and is successful in treating pain no matter where it is in the body and whether it is acute or chronic.
Acupuncture brings your digestion into balance, regulates your bowels and stomach acid secretion, increases gastrointestinal strength, and improves absorption of nutrients in the intestines. No matter what kind of digestive symptoms you experience, acupuncture can offer potent and effective relief.
Acupuncture and Massage
We are pleased to be able to offer unique treatments that combine acupuncture and massage during the same session. This combination of skills is very effective in treating stress related pain such as shoulder tension, frozen shoulder, tense neck and shoulder.
What Acupuncture Can do for You?
Acupuncture can help with a variety of conditions, some of which are listed below:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Eczema and Psoriasis
Gastrointestinal tract disorder
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
If you are suffering from any conditions listed above and below, acupuncture might offer you the relief you have been waiting for:
Knee Pain / Weak Knees / Shoulder Pain / Migraines/ Tennis Elbow / Golf Elbow / Sprained Ankle / Ankle Pain / Arthritis / Wrist Pain / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Plantar Fasciitis / Foot Pain / Stiff Neck / Neck Pain / Sore Throat / Throat Pain / Tendonitis / Muscle Pain / Muscle Weakness / Sciatica / Fibromyalgia / Eye Pain / Dry Eyes / Painful Periods / Haemorrhoids (Piles) / Hip Pain / Leg Pain / Arm Pain / Peripheral Neuropathy / Bell’s Palsy
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) produces fact sheets to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial.
What is Electro-Acupuncture?
Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Electro Acupuncture can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain, such as back pain, knee injury or shoulder tension.
Your Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation, you will be asked questions about your general health and the issues you would like to have addressed.
This involves asking questions about your current symptoms and your medical history, as well as such things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing. Women are also asked about their menstrual cycle and any past pregnancies and childbirth.
You might feel that some questions appear unrelated to your condition but the information you give helps your practitioner to form a more complete picture of your health and lifestyle. We will will also take your pulse on both wrists and may examine your tongue and feel for areas of muscular tension or pain.
We will then select the most suitable acupuncture points for your condition.
Relax & Enjoy Your Treatment…
You then can completely relax for about 30mins whilst the treatment is under way. This is when most patients fall asleep and say they feel refreshed when they wake up. When your treatment is complete, you will be asked how you are feeling and from there your acupuncturist can decide if you need to have another appointment or not.
Acupuncturist – Sakina Naessany
Sakina trained for three and a half years at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, in Reading. Upon graduating, she opened her own successful private practice in Norwich and worked as a volunteer at a busy community acupuncture clinic. During her free time, Sakina is taking care of her 6 months old baby and tries to exercise daily at the gym.
She uses very fine, painless, disposable needles for every treatment and combines acupuncture with other therapies including tuina, cupping and moxibustion, to ensure you get the results you want.
1 hour consultation – £65
45 minute consultation – £56
Please note that the first appointment will always be one hour as this allows sufficient time for you to discuss your needs with the acupuncturist and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs, with further appointments being either 1 hour or 45 minutes as required.
To book an appointment please contact the clinic on 01243 913923.
You can now book an appointment with any member of our team online, simply click the link below and check availability.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
- The Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre
Local Acupuncturist servicing Chichester, Bosham, Fishbourne, Drayton, Goodwood, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Selsey, Bognor Regis, Rustington, East Preston, Ferring, Worthing, Littlehampton and Arundel areas.