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Acupuncture is a unique natural medicine based on the centuries old concept of Yin and Yang. The Qi, the vital energy, circulates through the body along meridians, similar to the circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems.
The fundamental principle of this most ancient of medicines is to restore balance and harmony of mind and body. In a modern world it is both as valid now as then and widely accepted as a treatment aimed at the root cause of the condition as well as the symptoms.
In acupuncture, a very fine sterile needle or moxibustion (heat source) is applied to certain points along the meridian to balance the flow of energy and promote health by harmonising the Qi.
Acupuncture has long been used to stimulate the body's natural responses. In the UK, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has endorsed its effectiveness for lower back pain.
Acupuncture for pregnancy and fertility, infertility (both male and female), pre and post natal conditions and birth induction are specialisms at ginger.
It is also used to treat a range of conditions including (but not exclusively) back pain, allergies, IBS, urine infections and skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis.
A telephone consultation is available by our acupuncturists at ginger.
The reproductive journey is seldom without bumps in the road. Acupuncture can provide a nurturing and calming support for couples who have issues with conception.
Be it unexplained infertility or something with a medical label attached, stress related from trying to conceive is counterproductive to fertility. Acupuncture can assist in the journey to conceive naturally, or indeed if you are embarking on a journey through assisted reproductive technique (IVF).
Where IVF is your option acupuncture can assist weekly until the day of embryo transfer. A treatment pre and post transfer would be advised for optimum efficacy.
Acupuncture is a treatment for both body and mind, benefiting both partners in the journey from conception to birth.
The use of Acupuncture for relief and management of pain has become more widespread and respected in the past years.
Acupuncture is now well recognised all over the world as the flagship of complementary medicine and more and more patients choose acupuncture for a variety of clinical conditions. Pain management is one of the primary reasons patients seek acupuncture.
Acupuncture is used to alleviate many conditions: headache/migraine, muscular /skeletal pain, period pain, labour pain, sciatica, neuralgia and many others.
After many years of research into this ancient medicine, some of the secrets behind acupuncture have been revealed using modern science. The main discoveries relating to acupuncture concern increasing endorphin levels in the brain and changes in the pattern of neurotransmitter response.
The finding regarding endorphins suggests that when receiving acupuncture, the brain produces more endorphins which has a strong pain-blocking effect and can elevate the patient’s mood.
The neurotransmitter research indicates that Serotonin and Dopamine can be increased and decreased when receiving acupuncture.
Facial Acupuncture is often called the Natural Face Lift, enhancing natural beauty without resorting to the surgeon's knife.
It has been used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, to restore, promote and maintain good health. In China it has been used for cosmetic purposes from as early as the Sung Dynasty (AD 960) and it has been recently introduced in the West.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health and vitality is dependent upon the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way along a series of channels, called meridians. Many of these meridians either begin or end on the face. The state of our health and lifestyle is often reflected in the face.