Its been a while since my last post, mainly because things have been rather hectic here in the Shen Holistics clinic. So apologies for neglecting you all. Most of you already know but if you aren't aware, both Shen Holistics and Footman Podiatry moved their clinic. No, we have not left the wonderful Acklam Hall but we have decided to move floors to be able to facilitate our clients even better. Of course I miss the beloved Penthouse on the top floor as I called it, but the new room on the first floor is so much easier to access. There is also a lift within Acklam Hall, but as everyone knows it is a little slow but can be used for those clients that are elderely or infirm.
The room itself has a lovely sunny window, with a fabulous view of the gardens and pond. Getting the new room itself right has taken a bit of ingenuity mainly because Mr Shen Holistics aka The Footman is left handed, and I'm right handed so getting the room right for both of us has been a task. But we also want to make sure it's as relaxing as possible and it facilitate's our clients in the best way. However, after 5 or maybe 6 attempts and move arounds I think we are there.
The new room is proving very popular with my clients, and I'm seeing a lot of hypnotherapy people requiring help for exam stress, fear of flying, confidence issues. As well as people just wanting to gain some control over their lives. Now its spring time, people throw off the dregs of winter and decide they want to change things in their life and now is as good a time as any to make changes.
Mr Shen Holistics and I have been attending quite a few muscular skeletal courses recently, and one by Mr Louw Van Niekerk who is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from South Tees Hospitals was particularly interesting as he talked about knee pain and the various reasons that cause it. We came away with some really good up to date information, which will be utilised in our clinics.
Now I've updated you all with the latest going's on, I can now discuss what this article is about, and that is 'What Acupuncture Can Be Used For?'
This article was inspired by someone who thought acupuncture was only for pain...well yes they are right. Acupuncture is excellent for pain management, but its also great for a whole host of other problems or issues you might experience. I will say though, if you see an Acupuncturist for a problem you've had for years please don't expect it to be gone in one treatment. It can take a few treatments before you notice a change, and everyone is different. Some people may find relief after 3 treatments, some people it may take more. So please be patient.
Acupuncture can be used for all sorts of things, pain management as mentioned and I do see a lot of clients with muscular skeletal problems...back ache, neck pain, knee pain of course, headaches, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder that sort of thing. But I see many, many clients with things like migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS, period problems, infertility, anxiety, hayfever and sinus issues the list goes on and on.
There is also an increasing demand for facial acupuncture, sometimes known as cosmetic acupuncture and there is more information on my other page about this which can be found here.
Many of my clients see me for general wellbeing and to feel good, because they find it helps them to relax and cope better with life's ups and downs. But whatever you choose to see an acupuncturist about, please do go in with realistic expectations and don't be surprised if your practitioner asks you other questions aside from what you need help with. We, as acupuncturists like to know as much as we can about our clients. For example someone presented to my clinic with severe lower back pain which they'd had for 2 years, I asked them about their bladder and bowels and they disclosed to me they were suffering from bowel incontinence. They hadn't advised their doctor because they were too embarrassed and didn't think it was connected. I did an acupuncture treatment, and even though the client felt better I still referred the client straight back to their G.P. The G.P. quite righly referred the client for further tests and it transpired the client had diverticulitis which had been causing the back pain, a course of medication and some acupuncture and the client is absolutely fine now. So if your Acupuncturist asks you questions that seem unrelated to your presenting problem, don't be alarmed there will be a good reason for it.
So, if there is anything in this article that has sparked your attention and you would like to have a chat with me then get in touch. My contact details are on the contact page.