Acupuncture

Acupuncture at ML Chiropractic

What is acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare. It works to help to maintain your body’s equilibrium when due to a number of reasons (including lifestyle and environmental) the natural flow of vital energy (or Qi – pronounced ‘chee’) becomes depleted or blocked. This can result in symptoms of pain and illness or disease.

 

Our approach

Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treats the deepest constitutional imbalance and Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treats other energetic patterns as well as acute imbalances. This combination facilitates good results with a wide variety of conditions, both chronic and acute. Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pain but others because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis.

 

What can I expect?

Initial consultation – After the usual process of filling in an intake questionnaire to determine where your current state of health is, care will begin.

 

Follow-up visits – When problems are more severe or more chronic, more follow-ups will be recommended than simple or acute issues. Often once the initial period has been worked through, periodic check-ups are a really good idea.

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Acupuncture has been a recent but fantastic addition to the services offered at ML. We have seen huge benefits to many of our patients, suffering from a wide variety of conditions. The approach of combining trraditional Eastern techniques with conventional health understanding makes acupuncture an effective tool in anyone’s healthcare routine.

Dr Luther Moss DC, MChiro, PgCert

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Why do people consult an acupuncturist?

Patients come with a variety of issues such as;

 

– Stress
– Bowel problems/Digestive issues
– Headaches
– Mood swings/low mood
– Detoxification
– Muscular pain
– Tiredness/Sleeping problems
– Skin complaints
– Back pain/shoulder/joint problems
– Menstrual irregularities and gynaecological issues

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Ivana Ladan

Ivana graduated in 2008 in acupuncture and herbal medicine in Berlin and undertook further studies and clinical training in Germany and China. After working for several years as an acupuncturist and herbalist in a busy clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Berlin, she decided to move to the UK and do a Master’s degree in Professional Practice in Acupuncture at the Middlesex University in London.

 

Ivana graduated with a Master’s degree from the Middlesex University in London after investigating the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia.

 

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