For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to restore and maintain the health of countless individuals. In the traditional approach to acupuncture offered at Irrefutable Health, we focus on relieving blockages of your Qi, or energy, that circulates in the body.
What to Expect:
Each treatment is personalised to the individual, not the illness. We look at the interconnected nature of the body, starting with a full medical history and utilising several different diagnostic methods for a complete picture of your health. We then devise a customised treatment plan targeting certain acupuncture points as appropriate to your diagnosis.
Extremely fine needles are inserted into the skin. Most people don’t feel a thing when they go in, but the power they have in stimulating the nerves under your skin and muscles is highly impactful. Natural chemicals including pain-relieving endorphins are released, relieving a broad range of conditions.
How Acupuncture Works:
Western science suggests there are three main reasons for the healing effects of acupuncture:
Several types of the body’s own opioids may be released into the central nervous system during acupuncture treatment, thereby reducing pain.
Acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by releasing neurotransmitters and neurohormones, and has been documented to affect the parts of the central nervous system related to the regulation of blood pressure, blood flow and body temperature.
The circulation of blood can be altered by acupuncture, resulting in the removal of pain-causing chemicals and restoring normal function to the area being treated.
Many of our clients feel a relieving sensation after just one treatment, but it usually takes several sessions to achieve a longer-lasting result.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for chronic tension-type headaches and migraines. Acupuncture is also commonly used to treat other musculoskeletal and pain conditions including chronic, joint, dental and postoperative pain. Many clients have acupuncture to relieve stress, improve sleep or aid weight loss and for smoking cessation.
Acupuncture can be used as a preventative form of healthcare in maintaining good health and well-being, as well as complementing conventional and alternative options such as chiropractic care without the side effects that can be associated with pain medication.
Call Irrefutable Health on 02030 340 340 to book your complimentary consultation to find out how Acupuncture could help you, and try the needles for yourself.
Dr Gul Rukh – Acupuncturist and Member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Irrefutable Health www.irrefutablehealth.co.uk