Acupuncture with Eileen Reynolds MSc, LicAc, MBAcC
I am a qualified professional acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council (www.acupuncture.org.uk). I trained at the School of Five Element Acupuncture, qualifying in 2002 and have treated a wide variety of conditions since then. I am also qualified in Massage and Counselling Skills, in social work and in physics.
Acupuncture Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing developed in China over many hundreds of years. It works towards restoring vitality, when our intrinsic healing energies have been depleted. It often enhances general well-being and enjoyment of life. It can help you to cope better if you are feeling off colour or out of sorts, perhaps experiencing difficulties at work or unhappiness in a relationship. Five element acupuncture is a style which emphasisies links with the cycle of nature and the balance of the elements and can address levels of distress which are mental and spiritual as well as physical.
Acupuncture uses fine needles and moxa, a slow burning herb, to balance the energy which continuously sustains us on every level. This energy can become blocked or congested, causing symptoms.
In the modern world some people are overburdened and stressed, due to the challenge of balancing many competing demands, and I believe that acupuncture has a great deal to offer in this area. It can revive drooping spirits and give people the strength to carry on. I am interested in the use of acupuncture to support those living with a disability, and their parents.
Conditions that can be helped by acupuncture include stress, anxiety and depression, headaches, digestive problems, insomnia, fatigue, gynaecological problems, aches and pains.
"....acupuncture was such a positive experience, it helped me when I was in a really sad place, at a very difficult time in my life. It wasn't just that my arm got better, I was releived of other ailments that go beyond the physical, ...in ways to do with the spiritual and well-being aspects of life." K aged 36, mother and bank project manager;
"....it worked for me!" Steve aged 64, university lecture with panic attacks;
"....when I first had acupuncture it seemed miraculous. A compulsive pattern which had always been a part of my life, and which I hadn't even mentioned, improved greatly straightaway; I knew that something real was going on.....and later on my headaches went away" M aged 28, hospital worker.
Your initial visit Please allow about two hours for the first session and if possible aim to relax for the rest of the day. At least I would advise against scheduling anything too demanding; sometimes there is a need to sleep and healing will be enhanced if you are under no pressure.
Generally avoid alcohol on the day of treatment, and make sure you feel alert enough to drive following treatment. I also advise against wearing strong scents or heavy make-up on the day.
Response to acupuncture varies depending on the person and the condition. Problems can improve quickly or may need treatment over an extended period, especially more chronic conditions. Traditionally when things have stabilised, treatment once per season is recommended (the Chinese count five seasons!).
If you would like to chat with me before booking an appointment, you could call me on 07904 937781 or email me at email@example.com