Acupuncture principal FAQs

Acupuncture works by stimulating the acu-points which are located in the meridians or channels. There are fourteen main meridians, along which are the acu-points, of which there are several hundred. Ver fine needles are quickly inserted into various points on the body, and are stimulated, normally by the practitioner gently twiddling the needles, this creates a momentary sensastion called Da Qi.
During the centuries of clinical practice, and research the functions and clinical effectiveness of each acu-points or combination of points in treating different diseases have been studied in detail. In recent years these actions have been systematically studied and verified by modern scientific research. Currently, there are several of forms of acupuncture practised throughout the world. In the West medical acupuncture is commonly practiced by doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors. This form of acupuncture, sometimes called dry needling, tends to be symptomatic and is normally used as an adjunct to other therapies. The training tends to be quite short and the application of medical acupuncture is normally limited to pain relief.
Eva Practice traditional Chinese acupuncture  which is based on the full TCM meridian and collateral and the syndrome differentiation theories as well as Tung Theory acupuncture which derives from a very ancient and specialised form of acupuncture practiced in China for hundred of years.

Acupuncture is a very ancient eastern medicine used to treat all sort of illnesses from more than 3000 year. Nowadays it is usually taught as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupuncture works by adressing the problems caused by deficient vital energy and blockages in the flow of energy. This is made by inserting needles in specifics “acupoints” on the meridians where the Qi “vital energy” flows.

Western researches have also shown that acupuncture promotes the release of endorphins (pain-blocking biochemicals), influence the cells of the connective tissue, activate the parasympathetic system and much more. 

Read more research results in my blog.

At your first consultation, I will conduct a thorough case taking with specific questions specifically related to your main complaint but also to your overall health. Thereafter, I will proceed to the treatment where you can receive different techniques between acupuncture, massage, advises, moxibution, cupping. Of course everything will be explained and your consent is primordial.

The acupuncture needle are extremely fine. Most of the patient feel the guidetube on the skin more than the insertion of the needles. It is a pinless and stressless experience.

However, you should be able to feel the sensation of the Qi once the needle reach it. This can be at a very superficial level just under the skin. The Qi sensation is often described as a tingling sensation or a feeling of electricity. This is what we are looking for.

This varies greatly from a person to another. It will be determine as a treatment plan depending of your main complaint, duration of the complaint, and your personal response. Some chronic conditions can require 10 treatments or more and some acute conditions can be solved after 1 treatment only.

Some of my patients also like coming regularly as a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis to prevent diseases and injuries,  relaxation and increase energy.

Yes, absolutely.  There are not unpleasant side effects. Any that do occur are mild and self-correcting. Occasionally can be a minor bruising or a short-term flare-up of the condition. 

The needles are used are all sterile and, single-used and stainless steel needles. I also perfectly follow the the directions of my professional code of conduct.

Yes! They usually respond very well and much better than adults. 

However , please note than anyone under 16 should be accompanied by a parent or a person who has responsibilities in respect of that child.

Yes!

I am Licensed from Bristol CIty Council.
I am insured by Balens insurance.
I am qualified with a Naturopath-acupuncture Diploma from The College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol after studying for 4 years naturopathy and acupuncture.
On top of it I have a Nursing Diploma after studying for 3 years.

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