Overview of Acupuncture in Milton Keynes, frequent Q&A’s
Acupuncture is a medical technique that can successfully treat a variety of conditions.
There is a lot of evidence to support the use of acupuncture. If you are a patient at the Caldecotte Lake Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic you can benefit from practitioners that are trained to a high standard.
Acupuncture is a treatment modality with a long history. There has been more and more research that has shown that it can directly influence the spinal cord and the brain.
Acupuncture and Chiropractic can be used as a catalyst so that it can help your body heal itself.
Do you have to believe in it?
I guess it helps but no you don’t have to believe in it. Many of my patients did not believe in it but were impressed by the results and would then refer their friends and family so that they could benefit from the acupuncture and chiropractic treatment that they had received at the Caldecotte Lake Chiropractic and Acupuncture clinic in Milton Keynes.
How does it work?
As mentioned it works by stimulating the nerves and it has been proven to help the body’s release of its own painkillers such as endorphins and serotonin in the pain pathways of spinal cord and brain. I like to explain that acupuncture helps your body release its own painkillers and that this modifies pain.
Most patients report that they “feel better in themselves”, that they sleep better and have more resilience to withstand the daily pressure of life and work.
So which systems can acupuncture affect?
Recent research has shown that most systems are affected: the central nervous system, muscles, hormones, circulation, the production of antibodies and allergy response, even systems such as the respiratory, the digestive, urinary and finally the reproductive system have been shown to be affected. I know that this sounds like a tall claim but I have witnessed some of these effects on systems myself and was extremely impressed.
When you arrive for treatment at the Caldecotte Lake clinic in Milton Keynes you will be assessed by an experienced chiropractor and acupuncturist and be told if your condition is likely to respond or if you need a referral back to your GP or to a consultant. I have been in Milton Keynes since 2001 and have built a useful network of friends and colleagues.
What do I use acupuncture for:
*painrelief in musculoskeletal conditions such as back, neck and shoulderpain as well as leg pain
*Headaches, migraines, “trapped nerves”, sports injuries and different types of arthritis.
*IBS and bowel and bladder problems.
*Menstrual and menopausal symptoms such as painful periods and hot flushes.
*Allergies for example hayfever and seasonal allergic rhinitis ans sinusitis (“catarrh/headcold”).
*It has been used successfully in Asthma.
*Ear acupuncture can be used for stopping smoking and other addictions.
Does it hurt?
A frequent question. It can ache alot and occasionally some points are painful but it is a lot less painful than lets say a vaccination.
What are your qualifications?
I have several acupuncture qualifications and 10 years experience in Medical Acupuncture so you are in safe hands.