Helen is a Certified Acupuncture Practitioner and has experience of both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western philosophies of acupuncture. Many conditions can be treated with acupuncture including but not exclusive to the following: acute or chronic pain, chronic inflammatory conditions, swelling, fatigue, anxiety and depression, nausea, headaches.

ac·u·punc·ture - noun

Is a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.

The World Health Organization has recognised acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression
— Dr. Andrew Weil

Acupuncture involves the use of pre-sterilised, single use disposable needles that pierce the skin at acupuncture points. The number of needles varies during each treatment depending on the assessment by the practitioner. The needles are usually in place for between 20-60 minutes.

Trigger point acupuncture may also be used in order to facilitate muscle relaxation and takes less time than conventional acupuncture. Specific area of muscles tightness are needled in order to reduce pain and spasm.

Dry cupping, another form of alternative medicine, may also be used during you treatment session.

How about trying out some Facial Acupuncture also?

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