Acupuncture

An ancient healing art
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What is acupuncture

TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that can help you regain your natural healing ability. TCM is an integral part of Chinese culture where it’s practised alongside Western medicine to provide medical and health services.

Root cause

Chinese medicine has unique diagnostic methods and at its heart is the tenet that the root cause of illnesses, not just their symptoms, must be treated.

Journey

The healing journey involves the patients in their own treatment from the start, encouraging them to take control of their own health from day one to overcome a certain condition.

Holistic

In modern-day terms, Chinese medicine is holistic in its approach: it views every aspect of a person – body, mind and emotions – as part of one complete circle rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually.

What is acupuncture

TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that can help you regain your natural healing ability. TCM is an integral part of Chinese culture where it’s practised alongside Western medicine to provide medical and health services.

Root cause

Chinese medicine has unique diagnostic methods and at its heart is the tenet that the root cause of illnesses, not just their symptoms, must be treated.

Journey

The healing journey involves the patients in their own treatment from the start encouraging them to take control of their own health from day one to overcome a certain condition.

Holistic

In modern-day terms, Chinese medicine is holistic in its approach: it views every aspect of a person – body, mind and emotions – as part of one complete circle rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually.

How it works

Acupuncture is the method of using tiny, hair-thin needles to regulate the flow of your body’s vital energy, also called qi. Like blood, qi flows in invisible vessels called acupuncture meridians or channels. The needles are placed in specific acupuncture points along those invisible lines of energy running beneath the surface of the skin.

Acupuncture stimulates the energy balance of the body and works to restore health.

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The true foundation of Chinese medicine is qi, which can be translated as life energy or life force. Through proper training, people can develop the sensitivity to feel the flow of qi. In the human body, qi flows through meridians, or energy pathways. 

A network of twelve major meridians run through the body allowing the qi to travels to the various organs and send messages to one another. For this reason, keeping the meridians clear is imperative for the body’s self-regulating actions to occur. 

Often, however, the qi that is supposed to run through these meridians becomes blocked. When this happens, qi can stagnate, leading to minor ailments, such as aches, digestive and sleep problems, or fatigue. It’s analogous to a traffic jam: since the streets are backed up, it takes longer for information and energy to travel from one point to another, so the body becomes sluggish and pain can be felt. 

Acupuncture helps restore the flow of qi along the meridians to relieve pain and restore health. It also emphasizes the importance of self-help as part of treatment, involving patients in their own treatment and encouraging them to take control of their own health. Often treatment at a sufficiently early stage could prevent a mild discomfort from turning into a major illness.
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What can be treated

Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions from physical pain to more internal conditions such as asthma, digestive problems and emotional wellbeing. Below are areas that I am specialised in and treat on a regular basis. If you would like to find out if acupuncture can help you with your particular condition, please get in touch and I’ll be able to advise you.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a sophisticated approach to the understanding of pain. Pain itself is understood not as a singular instance but rather in relation to the overall health of the body. Some physical pain can be easily linked to stress and emotions or to an underlying health problem, so pain is not treated in isolation.  Acupuncture can provide real relief from common forms of pain including:

Physical Pain

Stiff and tense shoulders can result from bad posture or sitting for long periods. Slipped discs in the spine can cause pain down the legs along the sciatic nerve, which travels the course of acupuncture meridians.  Many people with acute or chronic pain on the back, shoulders, arms or legs find acupuncture helpful as it has a low risk of side effects and can help reduce the use of anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers. Acupuncture, by addressing the root cause, releases the tension and improves or completely eliminates the pain.

Internal Pain

Pain in the internal organs can range from a mild discomfort during digestion to acute pain caused by conditions such as IBS, kidney infections, cancer or problems in the reproductive system in women. Acupuncture can be very  effective in the treatment of this kind of pain while supporting the recovery process.

Psychosomatic pain

Emotions can make some parts of the body tense and painful. This can manifest as shoulders and neck tension, abdominal bloating or increased heart rate. The holistic approach of acupuncture can address physical pain that is caused by the interaction of emotions with the body.

Most of us experience emotional stress and the effect it can have at a physical and emotional level. Acupuncture, by treating the physical body helps rebalance your emotions with few to no side-effects. It can also be safely used in conjunction with medication and psychological therapy. By regulating emotions, acupuncture helps integrate the therapeutic components of psychological treatment. It can help you build your confidence, energy levels and balance your emotional and physical wellbeing. It can also be used to help reduce the side effects of medication.  These are some of the conditions I treat regularly:

Stress

Life events like stress at work or the break-up of a relationship can lead to stressful situations that trigger a fight or flight response. Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and bring a calming effect. It promotes physical and mental wellbeing, helping to address and overcome stressful life situations. Acupuncture can be a great way to relieve stress naturally before it turns into a more chronic condition.

Anxiety

There is a growing body of research that shows acupuncture can help treat the symptoms of anxiety by stimulating parts of the brain that cause the anxiety. It can be particularly helpful for people who want to reduce or stop medication.

Depression

Depression is more than feeling down and can be triggered by life changing events such as bereavement, losing a job or having a baby. Acupuncture works on the innate healing capacity of the body to regulate itself and help develop a different way to see the world. Some patients feel emotional during treatment or between sessions allowing for the release of supressed emotions or frustrations. Like anxiety acupuncture can be particularly helpful to reduce or stop medication.

Sleeping Problems

Sleeping problems can affect energy levels and have an impact on social life and relationships or the ability to concentrate at work. Sleep disturbance can have many causes. Seen from the Chinese medicine perspective sleep disturbances is the inability of the mind to shut down at night as part of the day and night cycle. Chinese medicine looks at all the signs and symptoms that may cause the sleeping problem and addresses those at the root. 
Sleepiness during the day, on the other hand, can also have its root in a disturbance of the day and night cycle which Chinese medicine takes into consideration when making a diagnosis.

In China acupuncture has been used to treat women’s health for centuries.  Although the demands on women today are somewhat different than those of ancient China, acupuncture continues to provide support and alleviate some of the symptoms associated with women’s health. I help many women during different stages in life who juggle a fast-paced career and family. What I treat include:

PMS/ Painful or Irregular periods

The menstrual cycle can be affected by various factors such as stress, over-thinking and worrying, an irregular lifestyle or changes in body temperature. If the qi is stagnant, blood cannot flow easily, causing many of the symptoms women experience before their periods. Acupuncture can reduce menstrual pain, balance the emotions and regulate the cycle.

Infertility

Clinical trials have shown that the use of acupuncture during IVF treatment increases the success rate by 50%. The regulatory function of acupuncture prepares the body for conception and increases the chances of fertilisation as an alternative or as an adjunct therapy to IVF treatment.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy places specific demands on the body that can affect the free movement of qi and the production of blood. The increased demand for qi and blood to nourish the fetus can lead to insufficiency and stagnation and result in many of the symptoms women experience during pregnancy. Acupuncture treatment can be used throughout pregnancy to support the mother’s overall health as well as to relieve morning sickness, heartburn or other digestive problems, heaviness of the legs or backache. It can also be used to correct a breech baby, to relieve anxiety and induce labour or for postnatal depression.

Menopause

The cessation of menstruation is a period of physical and psychological changes that occur as a result of a reduced production of the female hormone oestrogen. Many of the symptoms women experience during the menopause can be explained according to the diagnostic principles of Chinese medicine and be treated with acupuncture.

Chinese medicine promotes a balanced healthy life and focuses on preventing ill-health as much as in treating disease. This approach will naturally help with the aging process and external beauty.

Aging

We cannot change our genetics but we can change the way we live by improving our life styles and the choices we make. Acupuncture supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing so you can make positive changes to enhance the quality of your life, improve your overall health and prevent illness and the signs of aging.

Facial

Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective treatment to help reduce the signs of ageing.  By inserting hair-thin needles into the face, the circulation of qi and blood stimulates the production of collagen. This firms the skin and has a diminishing effect on wrinkles and fine lines and can also eliminate puffiness and reduce bags under the eyes.  When you have facial acupuncture other points in the body are stimulated to encourage the flow of qi along the meridians and help regulate hormones. Conditions such as acne and dry skin can also be improved.

Body

Sliding cupping can help the visible signs of cellulite by breaking down fatty deposits and lymphatic congestion under the skin. It acts like a deep tissue massage to release toxins and clear blockages.

Pain

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a sophisticated approach to the understanding of pain. Pain itself is understood not as a singular instance but rather in relation to the overall health of the body. Some physical pain can be easily linked to stress and emotions or to an underlying health problem, so pain is not treated in isolation.  Acupuncture can provide real relief from common forms of pain including:

Physical Pain

Stiff and tense shoulders can result from bad posture or sitting for long periods. Slipped discs in the spine can cause pain down the legs along the sciatic nerve, which travels the course of acupuncture meridians.  Many people with acute or chronic pain on the back, shoulders, arms or legs find acupuncture helpful as it has a low risk of side effects and can help reduce the use of anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers. Acupuncture, by addressing the root cause, releases the tension and improves or completely eliminates the pain.

Internal Pain

Pain in the internal organs can range from a mild discomfort during digestion to acute pain caused by conditions such as IBS, kidney infections, cancer or problems in the reproductive system in women. Acupuncture can be very  effective in the treatment of this kind of pain while supporting the recovery process.

Psychosomatic pain

Emotions can make some parts of the body tense and painful. This can manifest as shoulders and neck tension, abdominal bloating or increased heart rate. The holistic approach of acupuncture can address physical pain that is caused by the interaction of emotions with the body.

Emotional

Most of us experience emotional stress and the effect it can have at a physical and emotional level. Acupuncture, by treating the physical body helps rebalance your emotions with few to no side-effects. It can also be safely used in conjunction with medication and psychological therapy. By regulating emotions, acupuncture helps integrate the therapeutic components of psychological treatment. It can help you build your confidence, energy levels and balance your emotional and physical wellbeing. It can also be used to help reduce the side effects of medication.  These are some of the conditions I treat regularly:

Stress

Life events like stress at work or the break-up of a relationship can lead to stressful situations that trigger a fight or flight response. Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and bring a calming effect. It promotes physical and mental wellbeing, helping to address and overcome stressful life situations. Acupuncture can be a great way to relieve stress naturally before it turns into a more chronic condition.

Anxiety

There is a growing body of research that shows acupuncture can help treat the symptoms of anxiety by stimulating parts of the brain that cause the anxiety. It can be particularly helpful for people who want to reduce or stop medication.

Depression

Depression is more than feeling down and can be triggered by life changing events such as bereavement, losing a job or having a baby. Acupuncture works on the innate healing capacity of the body to regulate itself and help develop a different way to see the world. Some patients feel emotional during treatment or between sessions allowing for the release of supressed emotions or frustrations. Like anxiety acupuncture can be particularly helpful to reduce or stop medication.

Sleeping Problems

Sleeping problems can affect energy levels and have an impact on social life and relationships or the ability to concentrate at work. Sleep disturbance can have many causes. Seen from the Chinese medicine perspective sleep disturbances is the inability of the mind to shut down at night as part of the day and night cycle. Chinese medicine looks at all the signs and symptoms that may cause the sleeping problem and addresses those at the root. 
Sleepiness during the day, on the other hand, can also have its root in a disturbance of the day and night cycle which Chinese medicine takes into consideration when making a diagnosis.

Women

In China acupuncture has been used to treat women’s health for centuries.  Although the demands on women today are somewhat different than those of ancient China, acupuncture continues to provide support and alleviate some of the symptoms associated with women’s health. I help many women during different stages in life who juggle a fast-paced career and family. What I treat include:

PMS/ Painful or Irregular periods

The menstrual cycle can be affected by various factors such as stress, over-thinking and worrying, an irregular lifestyle or changes in body temperature. If the qi is stagnant, blood cannot flow easily, causing many of the symptoms women experience before their periods. Acupuncture can reduce menstrual pain, balance the emotions and regulate the cycle.

Infertility

Clinical trials have shown that the use of acupuncture during IVF treatment increases the success rate by 50%. The regulatory function of acupuncture prepares the body for conception and increases the chances of fertilisation as an alternative or as an adjunct therapy to IVF treatment.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy places specific demands on the body that can affect the free movement of qi and the production of blood. The increased demand for qi and blood to nourish the fetus can lead to insufficiency and stagnation and result in many of the symptoms women experience during pregnancy. Acupuncture treatment can be used throughout pregnancy to support the mother’s overall health as well as to relieve morning sickness, heartburn or other digestive problems, heaviness of the legs or backache. It can also be used to correct a breech baby, to relieve anxiety and induce labour or for postnatal depression.

Menopause

The cessation of menstruation is a period of physical and psychological changes that occur as a result of a reduced production of the female hormone oestrogen. Many of the symptoms women experience during the menopause can be explained according to the diagnostic principles of Chinese medicine and be treated with acupuncture.

Beauty

Chinese medicine promotes a balanced healthy life and focuses on preventing ill-health as much as in treating disease. This approach will naturally help with the aging process and external beauty.

Aging

We cannot change our genetics but we can change the way we live by improving our life styles and the choices we make. Acupuncture supports your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing so you can make positive changes to enhance the quality of your life, improve your overall health and prevent illness and the signs of aging.

Facial

Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective treatment to help reduce the signs of ageing.  By inserting hair-thin needles into the face, the circulation of qi and blood stimulates the production of collagen. This firms the skin and has a diminishing effect on wrinkles and fine lines and can also eliminate puffiness and reduce bags under the eyes.  When you have facial acupuncture other points in the body are stimulated to encourage the flow of qi along the meridians and help regulate hormones. Conditions such as acne and dry skin can also be improved.

Body

Sliding cupping can help the visible signs of cellulite by breaking down fatty deposits and lymphatic congestion under the skin. It acts like a deep tissue massage to release toxins and clear blockages.

If any of the above conditions is troubling you, I can help.

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Testimonials

“After having acupuncture with Julia I feel as if I’ve just been on holiday on a beach- and it’s much cheaper!”
Tania
“Although I’m petrified of needles every time I come to see Julia I leave with an enormous sense of wellbeing and sleep like a baby.”
David Yim
“I had a struggle with headaches, insomnia and bouts of depression for almost 20 years and had resigned to living with them. Then a friend recommended I make an appointment with Julia and things began to change. These days I refer to it as ‘the revolution’!”
Ashley Rowan
“At 20 my particular case of scoliosis kept me in costant pain. Every traditional (super-expensive) doctor I saw told me nothing could be done, except spine surgery. Then I tried acupuncture with Julia and 10 treatments later I was born again.”
Mattia Bernini
“I used to suffer from urine infection. I was prescribed antibiotics but the pain would regularly came back. Then my boyfriend recommended me to try acupuncture with Julia and after just 2 treatments it was gone forever. ”
Sofi Andersson
“Julia is a highly skilled practitioner of acupuncture, she is also very sympathetic. The combination of the two makes her a great healer. She really helped me through my medical problems. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Robin Mayes
“After having acupuncture with Julia I feel as if I’ve just been on holiday on a beach- and it’s much cheaper!”
Tania
“Although I’m petrified of needles every time I come to see Julia I leave with an enormous sense of wellbeing and sleep like a baby.”
David Yim
“I had a struggle with headaches, insomnia and bouts of depression for almost 20 years and had resigned to living with them. Then a friend recommended I make an appointment with Julia and things began to change. These days I refer to it as ‘the revolution’!”
Ashley Rowan
“At 20 my particular case of scoliosis kept me in costant pain. Every traditional (super-expensive) doctor I saw told me nothing could be done, except spine surgery. Then I tried acupuncture with Julia and 10 treatments later I was born again.”
Mattia Bernini
“I used to suffer from urine infection. I was prescribed antibiotics but the pain would regularly came back. Then my boyfriend recommended me to try acupuncture with Julia and after just 2 treatments it was gone forever. ”
Sofi Andersson

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