Frequently Asked Questions

Does Acupuncture hurt?

As Acupuncture needles are incredibly thin needles and nothing like needles used for injections. The sensations often described once the needle reaches the acupuncture point vary from ‘warming’, ‘radiating’, ‘slight dull ache’ and ‘tingling.’  This sensation is referred to as De Qi.

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Is Acupuncture safe?

Pre-sterilised, single use, disposable needles are used. High standards of hygiene are embedded within Acupuncturists registered to The British Acupuncture Council, our regulatory body.

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What conditions is Acupuncture used to treat?

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) provide research based factsheets on over 60 conditions acupuncture has been used for, click below to access this detail.

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How many Acupuncture treatments will I need?

As everyone is different, and treatment is tailored to an individual’s condition and requirements, the time it takes for treatment will vary from person to person. Generally, the longer you have had a health complaint, the longer it is likely to take to address it; however, usually benefit to your health and wellbeing will be felt within six treatments. Please be assured that you will not receive more treatments than you need and time is taken during each consultation to discuss progress of treatment.

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Are other treatments used also?

Non-Needling Treatments also form part of treatment, they may compliment Acupuncture or be beneficial and effective or their own.

  • Moxibustion: heat is applied to an acupuncture point or meridian using moxa (a therapeutic herb) and/or heat lamps to warm and relax muscles and qi.

  • Tuina: Chinese therapeutic massage relieves muscle tension, stimulates acupressure points, opens energy meridians and stimulate the flow of qi.

  • Cupping: glass cups with a vacuum seal are placed on the skin to stimulate blood flow and clear stagnant qi.

  • Guasha: vigorous rubbing of the skin increases blood flow and clears stagnant qi.

I would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have directly, please email me: kerry@tlcacupuncture.co.uk or call me on 07977 051 774

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