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Benefits of Treatment

The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice - Call us on 01707 888229 acupuncture

Why should I pay for Acupuncture when  Physiotherapy is available on the NHS?

Our Acupuncture Practice is run by Helen Taylor Weekes, Co-Director of the practice and Senior Acupuncturist with nearly 30 years of experience. Helen works alongsideMaggs Rasmussen BA BSc (Acupuncture) MBAcC. Maggs is a Traditional Acupuncturist.  As well as the Hatfield Practice Maggs works at the Whittington Hospital Pain Clinic in London.  Helen and Maggs practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Reasons to visit the Welwyn and Hatfield Acupuncture Clinic
  • No Waiting Lists – NHS waiting times for physio can be painfully long and “just exercises”. The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice provides great value, fast access to treatment and we are very hands on.
  • Immediate Convenient Appointments – Day, Evening & Weekends; Our Acupuncturists work late appointments so you can fit treatments after work.
  • Professional Acupuncture – What we Feel is the Best Clinical Expertise – Treatment includes joints, disc, nerve and musculoskeletal pain and sports injury.
  • Acupuncture is Great  Diagnosis and Treatment Our ability to cross-refer between Physio, Osteopathy or  Acupuncture means you receive a premium treatment. Great for rapid recovery.
  • Always from us 100% Individual Professional Attention – Our Acupuncturists ensure professional treatment and guaranteed privacy
  • All  Acupuncture Treatments  Are Bespoke and Made Just for You – We provide optimum treatment times to help make you better fast.
  • Hands-on Licensed Acupuncture It is our strength. All treatment and advice is tailored to your personal needs.
  • Courtesy calls To establish the effectiveness of your Acupuncture treatments and answer any questions. 

At some time in our lives, most of us will suffer from injuries, pain or perhaps a condition arising from the musculo-skeletal system or have real health-related problems. Remember Acupuncture can help us back to health and is often very effective in areas where all else has failed.

Most of the patients that visit our practice are from patient recommendations.  Acupuncture can make an enormous difference in an individuals ability to live an active & healthy lifestyle.

The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice Acupuncturists spend years developing techniques and diagnostic skills. Treatment is designed to give fast pain relief and bring movement and energy back.

A recent government study into back pain (NHS N.I.C.E studies) show that  Acupuncture and Osteopathy are one of the most effective treatments for musculoskeletal pain and there are no harmful side effects as there are with all prescriptive painkillers. An increasing number of medical doctors are acknowledging the effectiveness of an Osteopathic approach to treatment and in many cases referring patients directly to us.

Understanding Acupuncture Approach

Acupuncture works directly with the body’s energy or Qi  (Chee).  Acupuncture practitioners believe that all illnesses are due to a  disturbance of the natural energy that flows through our bodies sometimes this vital energy becomes stuck,  depleted or weakened thereby making the individual susceptible to illness.  Acupuncture aims to restore the rebalance of Qi ( Chee )  through treatment of specific Acupuncture points, advice,  sometimes cupping or patent herbs.  Acupuncture treatment is highly effective in removing these energy obstructions especially when symptoms or illness are present.

Clinical trials have proven acupuncture effective in treating various medical conditions and its use has been expanded into conventional mainstream medicine practices and is often used by GPs for musculoskeletal pain.

Acupuncture has been in the press recently for its effectiveness with IVF and male and female fertility treatments. Acupuncture benefits the mother by strengthening the immune system function, which through treatment is better able to withstand flu, colds and minor infections. Nausea and vomiting can also be reduced through Acupuncture.

Although best known for the control and management of pain, Acupuncture really does benefit a wide variety of disorders from complex emotional to systemic problems. Respiratory disorders such as sinusitis, colds, bronchitis and asthma can be effectively treated with Acupuncture. Shingles, specific facial pain and toothache can often be helped and reduced through Acupuncture. Neurological and musculoskeletal disorders including paralysis following stroke or accidents, frozen shoulder or Tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis are also treatable with Acupuncture. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), short-sightedness and cataracts are a few of the eye disorders acupuncture benefits. More remarkably phantom limb pain.

With certain health conditions, Acupuncture can be effective enough to reduce or eliminate the need to take drugs to control pain or symptoms. This often improves many organ systems such as the digestive, liver and cardiovascular systems. Side effects of long term pain killer use are well documented and extremely worrying. Additional benefits of Acupuncture are faster recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress and improved circulation. Post-surgical nausea and vomiting can also be reduced through acupuncture. Many post-surgical patients find that acupuncture treatment is effective in increasing energy, and brings a sense of vitality. It also benefits the individual through restoring a sense of “normal self” after surgery or illness.

Many emotional or psychological disorders can be treated by Acupuncture, which benefits addictions, phobias, obsessive behaviour, eating disorders, and anxiety. Acupuncture can also be beneficial when used alongside conventional medicine treatments for both acute and chronic disease.

Acupuncture is often used as a form of complementary preventative medicine, treatment is really beneficial in preventing illness from occurring. Many people at The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice enjoy the benefits of Acupuncture without suffering from any specific ailment or illness. Treatment strengthens general constitution and can correct a feeling of being unwell although there is no physical disorder, imbalance or illness in the traditional Western medicine sense.