Traditional Acupuncture

Pricing:

  • 1st visit £55
  • Express return £35
  • Combination acupuncture/massage/cupping £65

 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture at Health Rediscovered, Glasgow,  involves the skilful insertion of very fine needles to provide you with benefits felt throughout your body and mind. 

Acupuncture is a therapy with many thousands of years of history. Originating in China, it is based on an understanding of Yin Yang energies and of the movement of Qi (pronounced chee). The idea is that Qi, our life force, circulates throughout the body in a very specific rhythm, and if anything disturbs this rhythm it results in symptoms that disturb our lives. Acupuncture helps to redress these disturbances and rebalance the body. This maximises wellbeing: emotional, physical and mental.

Does it Hurt?

The needles are incredibly thin and many people are unaware of them being inserted.

During treatment, pleasant Qi sensations can be felt, including tingling, heaviness, warmth and pulsation. Many consider their acupuncture treatment to be a peaceful, calming respite from the pressures of daily life.

 

Is it safe?

As a degree-qualified acupuncturist, I am a full member of the British Acupuncture Council, which has a strict code of standards that must be adhered to.

All acupuncture needles are single use and pre-sterilised. I have ensured that Health Rediscovered exceeds the requirements set out by the Environmental Health Department. In addition, I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events. I am also constantly expanding my understanding and skills through appropriate research and by engaging in forum discussions. All these activities ensure my practice is up to date and that Health Rediscovered continues to meet and exceed health and safety guidelines.

Acupuncture is commonly sought for a wide variety of conditions, from chronic pain, stroke, common colds/coughs, stress, depression, fertility, and weight loss.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

My experience, whilst in China, showed me that many see acupuncture as their first port of call – like us going the GP – and is commonly sought for a wide variety of conditions, from chronic pain, stroke, common colds/coughs, stress, depression, fertility, and weight loss.

The World Health Organisation has compiled a list of conditions for which it feels there is enough empirical evidence to support the use of acupuncture.

How many sessions before I see changes?

Based on my experience as an acupuncturist in Glasgow, most people feel an immediate effect of being more relaxed, calmer, and have reported experiencing a better night’s sleep after the 1st session.

On average, clients have between 6 and 10 sessions, to gain lasting benefits, but this varies from person to person and your needs will be discussed at your initial appointment

How frequently do I need to come?

The key to acupuncture is the frequency of treatments i.e. the dosage. – generally the closer together the sooner you’ll see benefits. For most, once a week is appropriate, but for others, more frequent to begin with – 2/3 times a week, that is only ever for 2-3 weeks maximum before we can reduce the dosage as your body heals.

 

 

“Had an appointment with Paula yesterday, had cupping and acupuncture. Paula told me it would be 24 hours before full benefits really kick in. Went out for some air this morning and managed to walk slowly for 20 mins no pain!!! Will try again tomorrow but hope this is the recovery starting. This is all due to Paula – thanks you’re a star.”

-Annie I.

“Really impressed with Paula & the treatments I received. Very professional & would highly recommended to friends & family.”

-Natalie M.

“Not run in 8 weeks and after 1 session I am back on treadmill running. Paula you are a star only wish I lived closer so I could have regular treatment. “

-Karen W.

“Combo of cupping & acupuncture by Paula and I could walk and felt pain free for the rest of the afternoon. I just need to get there more often! Big Thanks Paula x”

-Joti S.

“Acupuncture session has been painless and relaxing. My experience with Paula has been great as always, she is very assuring and gentle. Highly recommended.”

-Cynthia L.

“After very successful sessions last year with Paula for carpel tunnel syndrome have returned for more treatment. As ever had a relaxing treatment and was very impressed with the new premises.”

-Vivienne S.

“Paula’s insightful questioning and diagnosis meant the her treatment was effective, got straight to the point (no pun intended lol!) and I felt the benefits immediately. She is an accomplished and experienced practitioner.”

-Lucy T.

“Paula is a great acupuncturist and I would say a true healer. She is kind, warm, helpful and gives good treatments. Nearly two years ago I had my first treatment and it blew me away. Got me out of a deep depression in about 6 to 8 sessions. Now go back from tome to time for more physical ailments. Highly recommended!”

-Marlies H.

How long does each session last?

Your initial appointment can last up to 90 minutes, this allows time for a full consultation along with the initial treatment.

There are two options for follow-up sessions:

The ‘express’ session is a quick, 45 minute appointment and is suitable for most people. It allows enough time for a needles-only session.

If you prefer the longer ‘chill time’ or for those who require more modalities, e.g. cupping or massage a 90 minute appointment is also available.

Cosmetic acupuncture produces outstanding, chemical-free results. It’s a botox-free aesthetic treatment with built in benefits that go far beyond making you look younger. You’ll even feel younger. The initial session requires up to 2 hours. This allows for a full consultation and initial treatment. In addition to the stimulating effects of Qi realignment and the improvements this brings, cosmetic acupuncture sessions also allow you to benefit from a cleanse and tone, massage, cupping and a tiger warmer. Follow-up sessions are generally recommended at least weekly, and again there is the option of an express, needles-only 45 minute session OR a full 75 minutes.

The needles are retained in place for 30 minutes, and Electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and/or massage (as appropriate) are used for around 10-20 minutes during the full session, depending on your needs and the diagnosis/treatment plan.

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