Acupuncture with An Acupuncturist
- 1st visit £60
- Return £40
- Combination acupuncture/massage/cupping £65
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture at Health Rediscovered, Glasgow, involves the skillful 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 in development. Originating in China, it is based on an understanding of homeostasis (Yin Yang in Chinese Medicine language). It works to address the imbalances that have developed in your body and mind as a result of how you live your life – some in your control and some not! It takes our bodies out of the “stress” side (sympathetic) nervous system, and into the “safe” side (parasympathetic) of our nervous system – allowing your body to rest and heal, it has been shown to regulate your hormones, mediate inflammatory markers, and even rewire our brains, it encourages our bodies to work in harmony rather than competition.
Not only will you receive acupuncture, but we will have conversations around the patterns in your life that are not helpful, and small, simple ways in which you can start to shift towards the life you want.
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 (requiring 3000+ hours of practical study – the highest required in the UK across all therapists) and Cosmetic Acupuncture UK, both of whom have 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.
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 some, 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.”
“Really impressed with Paula & the treatments I received. Very professional & would highly recommended to friends & family.”
“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. “
“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”
“Acupuncture session has been painless and relaxing. My experience with Paula has been great as always, she is very assuring and gentle. Highly recommended.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
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 standard return is an hours session which allows enough time for cupping, moxibustion, electro acupuncture, once you are settled you are left to relax (with a buzzer).
If you prefer the longer ‘chill time’ or for those who require more modalities, e.g. massage, a 90 minute appointment is also available.
IN addtion to regular acupuncture I have also completed post graduate training in cosmetic acupuncture to help you look as good as you feel! Click here for more information
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