Sports massage, deep tissue and remedial massage & acupuncture, in Harpenden, St. Albans, Watford Hertfordshire
There are 2 distinct types of acupuncture Western and Chinese. Western is derived from the ancient Chinese teachings and focusses on anatomy, myofascial trigger points, physiology and the effects on the nervous system.
Improve your well-being by booking acupuncture in Watford, St Albans or Harpenden.
Chinese acupuncture is applied based on Qi, meridians, ying and yang + the 5 elements.
I am now proud to offer medical acupunture in Harpenden as part of treatments, acupuncture involves the use of needles which are inserted into muscles and/or tendons which are then stimulated for therapeutic response.
Mobile acupuncture in Hertfordshire contact now to see if I cover your area.
The needles I use are approximately the size of a strand of hair 0.25mm x 0.40mm. In a lot of insertions, they are not noticeable until they are stimulated, where we are trying to achieve a ‘heavy feeling’ at point of insertion.
The type of acupuncture I practise is dry needling, they are inserted straight into the tissues without any need for oils or lubrication.
I use sterilised needles straight out of the packet, for hygiene reasons after one use the needles are disposed of carefully. Acupuncture is very safe,
‘acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary on offer in the UK.’ Alexander Boylan Bsc. Chinese medicine
I have successfully treated:-
• Myofascial pain (soft tissue related tightening, constriction and dysfunctionality...)
• Trigger points (areas of muscles with referred pain patterns can be responsible for headaches, pain reduced movement...)
• Sciatica and more
I have also treatment protocols for:-
• Arthritic pain
• Head aches and 3 types of migraines
• IBS pain (Irritable bowel syndrome)
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Femoral nerve pain
• Disc herniation lumbar and cervical
Treatment location is Harpenden (AL5) or Watford (WD25 Garston) generally, I have 2 treatment rooms available I can work mobile but there will be an extra cost to take into account the travel, setting up and down of equipment etc. There needs to be an appropriate safe and location to work from.
Mobile areas may include: • Shenley • Borehamwood • Elstree • Radlett • Watford • London Colney • Luton • Jersey farm • Marshalswick • Patchetts green • St.Albans • Colney heath • and other surrounding areas in Herts / Hertfordshire
Since writing this initial page I have completed another workshop (Medical Acupuncture level 2) with the amazing Alexander Boylan once again. I am now able to offer medical acupuncture in Harpenden, St. Albans and Watford ~ providing extensive treatments for :- Sciatica, Herniated discs, relieve stress and tension (general protocol) and more.
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