Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that has evolved over 3-5,000 years. Very fine needles are used at specific points on the body to access the "Qi" or energy/ "life force" which circulates though the body. If the flow of Qi is hindered because of internal or external physical, emotional or environmental issues, stagnation or pain can occur, and imbalances in the body can follow.
Acupuncture works on many levels, and can treat a vast range of ailments. It is maybe most well known for treating pain such as back pain and headaches, but it has also been used for thousands of years for emotional issues, insomnia, fertility and gynaecological problems, beauty, digestion, and so many more things! The WHO (World Health Organisation) has a long list of conditions which have been shown to be treated well with acupuncture, and there are some research fact sheets on the British Acupuncture Council's website. Please feel free to ask Lilja if acupuncture is suitable for you and your condition.
Treatment with Lilja is fundamentally holistic, yet practical and results-driven, and takes into account the lifestyle and medical history of each individual patient. Consultations include in-depth questioning about the patient's problems, treatment priorities, medications and general wellbeing, as well as feeling of the wrist pulses, and observation of the tongue. Dietary and lifestyle advice is often central to the healing process. but must of course be do-able and mutually agreeable! The overall treatment will be focussed on your treatment priorities, but hopefully will have the 'side effect' of improving minor ailments and wellness.
Lilja Katanka is our Acupuncturist. She combines traditional Chinese medecine style with Japanese style acupuncture, for effective, relaxing treatment.
Acupuncture costs £55 for the initial consultation plus treatment, £42.50 for follow up sessions. 10% discount on booking 6 sessions in advance.