Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing that originated in china over 3000 years ago and has since been adopted and developed by many parts of the world.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine sterile (disposable) needles into specific locations on the body known as acupuncture points.  These points lie on a complex system of energy channels throughout the body. Insertion of needles stimulates the body’s energy or ‘Qi’ to rebalance the body, boost the immune system, and aid its natural healing response.

While considered a useful tool in pain management, it is also effective in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses. Insertion of the needles is virtually painless and the sensation has been described as tingling. Following treatment people find it easier to relax and experience deeper more restful sleep. Acupuncture is part of the Chinese medicine healing system and works very well with Herbal Medicine and other associated therapies.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Medicinal plants form the basis of most medical systems around the world.

Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is one of the oldest herbal traditions of the world. It has a strong standing in the health service of China where it is practiced alongside western medicine to treat a wide array of illnesses.  It is based on the principle that good health depends upon the smooth flow of abundant Qi and the perfect balance of its two opposing components Yin & Yang to achieve optimum vitality and wellbeing.  Modern science calls this dynamic equilibrium homeostasis.

CHM involves the use of combinations of herbs which are tailored to the specific condition of the individual and which therapeutically counteract the nature of their illness. People of any age or constitution can benefit, including children.  Medicines are dispensed in the form of decoctions, tinctures or pills.

Therapists

Hertford:

Randal Pinto BA DipAc MBAcC AFN ACT(Herts) LCSP (Assoc)
Member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network and Acupuncture Childbirth Team (Herts)

Tel: 07710 380236
Availability: Hertford

Dr Angelika Strixner MD BSc (Hons) MBAcC (registered with Pru-Health), ACT(Herts) RCST, GMC.

Tel: 07791 516733
Availability: Hertford

Fees:
Initial consultation £65 (60-90 minutes)
Follow-up treatments £60 (60 minutes), £42 (45 minutes), £32 (30 minutes)
Fertility/IVF: Consultation £85 (up to 75 minutes); Follow-up £45 (45 minutes)
Paediatric Acupuncture (up to 30 minutes) also available.
Acupuncture Facelift: Consultation £100 (60 to 75 minutes); Follow-up £85 (60 minutes)

 

 

To book please contact Hertford on 01992 55 01 01

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