Can Acupuncture help me?

At our Acupuncture Clinics in Chester and Altrincham in Greater Manachester we treat numerous medical conditions with acupuncture – these commonly include arthritis, mental well-being, back pain, high blood pressure, infertility disorders, asthma, migraines, menstrual problems, fibrositis, plus many other health problems.

Acupuncture is also commonly used as a treatment to help patients overcome the difficult problem of addiction – at Dr Hui's Clinics clinics in the Chester and Manchester areas drug, alcohol, smoking and food addiction problems are frequently treated with a good success rate.

Historically

Historically Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat patients for over 3000 years and is a well-established, successful and popular treatment throughout the entire world.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture works by inserting fine needles into Acupoints along meridians, (these are series of pathways which connect internal organs with the skin). There are 14 main meridians and over 400 Acupoints spread through the body and it is these points which acupuncture stimulates to regulate movements of Qi and blood to put the body into balance.

Acupuncture as a Treatment

Acupuncture is an effective form of pain relief and is used to treat both muscular/skeletal and internal pain symptoms. As Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, bleeding and pain is a very rare occurrence although certain sensations are commonly felt when the needles are positioned to stimulate Acupoints.

After insertion needles are usually left in place for 20 minutes and once removed patients commonly feel relaxed and energised.

At our clinics in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, only sterilised disposable needles are used.

What does Acupuncture treatment involve?

Before you receive a treatment, we will review your medical history, ask you to undergo a Chinese Medical examination and from the information obtained, we will produce a clear diagnosis.

Acupuncture treatment usually works in stages, frequently the first or second treatments produce only a brief improvement. A course of six sessions or more is recommended to get the maximum symptom relief.

Once the course of treatment is concluded, improvements frequently last for between three to nine months and we recommend a “top up” after this period to boost the therapeutic benefit.

On occasion, we may suggest a variation of Acupuncture to stimulate the Acupuncture point, these can be either Moxibustion (where a herb is burnt above the surface of the skin) or by placing a cup over the acupuncture point.

More information can be found about Moxibustion and Cupping on their respective pages.