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ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Herbal Medicine and Qigong/Tuina Massage. The history of Acupuncture is dated back thousands of years in China and other parts of East Asia.

Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to the understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as to it’s treatment.

When healthy, a person has an abundant supply of qi (vital energy) or 'life energy' flowing through the body's meridians (a network of invisible channels through the body). If the flow of qi in the meridians becomes blocked or there is an inadequate supply of qi, then the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order, and disease or illness follows. This can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, disease pathogens, weather and environmental conditions, and other lifestyle factors and becomes evident to experienced practitioners through observable signs of bodily dysfunction. Our practitioners look carefully for these signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention not only to the presenting signs and symptoms, but also to the medical history, general constitution, and the pulse and tongue.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body's meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including Moxibustion, Cupping and Massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.

As a natural form of healing, Acupuncture has the following benefits:

  • provides drug-free pain relief

  • effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments

  • treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms

  • provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and the emotions

  • assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being

Acupuncture is known to treat a wide range of disorders including:


Neurological conditions such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, sequelae of poliomyelitis, peripheral neuropathy, noises in the ears, dizziness, and Meniere's disease.


Cardiovascular disorders such as high or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps.


Respiratory conditions such as bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold.

Digestive system disorders such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.


Urogenital disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, orchitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.


Gynaecological and obstetric disorders such as premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception, and morning sickness.


Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.


Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.


Musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, 'frozen shoulder', and 'tennis elbow'.


Sporting injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.

* The disorders above which appear in bold have been recognised by the World Health Organisation (December 1979) as having been successfully treated by Acupuncture. The disorders which do not appear in bold above are other common disorders which have been found to respond well to acupuncture.

For specific conditions please click on the links for the British Acupuncture Council guidance.

https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions.html



FERTILITY SUPPORT

FERTILITY SUPPORT CLINIC


Whether you're trying to conceive naturally or undergoing fertility treatment, the team of experts at Centred Health's Fertility Support Clinic can help to significantly increase your chances of conception through a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Analysis and Hypnotherapy. The clinic has a close working relationship with the local fertility consultants at Mayday and Shirley Oaks Hospitals and so is able to offer treatments that complement the conventional medical approach.


ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Most patients attending the Fertility Support Clinic have been diagnosed with unexplained (or psychogenic) infertility, and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques can be used to diagnose the reasons you and your partner have been unable to conceive or why you may be suffering from repeated miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been clinically proven to be very effective in aiding conception:

In a 2008 study published in the British Medical Journal it was found that acupuncture increased the odds of conceiving with IVF by 65%.

In a Colorado study of 114 women undergoing IVF, only 36% of those receiving conventional treatment became pregnant, compared with 51% of those who had acupuncture.

A 2005 study at Shanghai University found that acupuncture boosts fertility in men by improving sperm quality.

At your initial consultation a full medical history will be taken so that your Acupuncturist can tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs. You will also be informed of:

the proposed length of treatment

what to expect

how you can tell that you are making progress.

We also treat a wide range of pregnancy-related complaints, such as morning sickness and threatened miscarriage, and in addition can offer treatments to induce birth or turn babies who're breech, as well as helping prepare pregnant women to have an easy birth.


HYPNOTHERAPY

Stress can have a detrimental effect on conception in a number of ways: it can delay the release of eggs and prevent the implantation of the fertilised egg. And by triggering the fight or flight response it can direct blood away from your uterus and instead send it to your limbs and the organs that your body perceives as being essential for survival.


A number of studies have shown that hypnotherapy can boost a couple's chances of conception:

A recent Israeli study showed that the success rate of IVF treatments doubled from 14% to 28% when the subjects underwent hypnosis during implantation.

A recent Israeli study showed that the success rate of IVF treatments doubled from 14% to 28% when the subjects underwent hypnosis during implantation.

In a study published in 2000 in the journal Fertility & Sterility, 55% of the previously infertile women who used mind/body techniques conceived, compared with 20% of the control group who didn't use them.

In a study published in 2000 in the journal Fertility & Sterility, 55% of the previously infertile women who used mind/body techniques conceived, compared with 20% of the control group who didn't use them.

In a study published in 2000 in the journal Fertility & Sterility, 55% of the previously infertile women who used mind/body techniques conceived, compared with 20% of the control group who didn't use them.

In a 2006 study it was shown that nearly 60% of a group of women who were hypnotised before and during the transfer of an embryo created by IVF became pregnant, whereas only 30% of the group of women who weren't hypnotised became pregnant.

In a 2006 study it was shown that nearly 60% of a group of women who were hypnotised before and during the transfer of an embryo created by IVF became pregnant, whereas only 30% of the group of women who weren't hypnotised became pregnant.

In a 2006 study it was shown that nearly 60% of a group of women who were hypnotised before and during the transfer of an embryo created by IVF became pregnant, whereas only 30% of the group of women who weren't hypnotised became pregnant.

Hypnotherapy utilises a variety of different techniques, from relaxation and anxiety reduction, through to helping you discover the fears and doubts that may be unconsciously preventing conception. A minimum of four sessions is usually required.


Our in-house hypnotherapist also teaches HypnoBirthing classes in which you can learn hypnosis, massage and breathing techniques to help you have an easier, less painful, natural birth.


Don't settle for infertility.


If you would like to discuss your situation or find out more, please call Snow Wang on 0793 9520258.

COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

While most of us wouldn't mind looking a few years younger, the prospect of letting a surgeon take a scalpel to your face is hardly appealing, in fact for some of us, it can be quite an alarming thought!

In the last few years, more information about acupuncture facelift appeared in various papers and magazines described as a "viable alternative to cosmetic surgery," the "beauty acupuncture". In fact cosmetic acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years in China, it has becoming more popular both in China and in the West.

This non-invasive procedure designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving the overall appearance of the skin.

It is said to be the secret beauty weapon of a number of A-list stars including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a cheaper and safer alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. A course of treatment can, without risk, reduce undereye bags, sagging jawls and many other wrinkles caused by years of stress.

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture triggers the body's own mechanisms to repair and reconstruct the collagen fibres, and strengthen and rehydrate the subcutaneous muscle. As the treatment affects the energy balance of the whole body, so it's a treatment for both inside and out.

In a session lasting around one hour, a therapist will insert very fine, sterile needles into particular acupuncture points on the face which, manipulates the body's energy (QI), boosts circulation, helps the lymphatic system drain away toxins and stimulates the production of new collagen.

Needles are placed strategically to tighten sagging muscles at the jaw, neck, and smile lines. Additional ordinary acupuncture needles are also placed in the hands and feet to balance the effect on the head.

With the pressure points stimulating the body's healing energies and increasing blood flow, the skin automatically tightens and becomes smoother in appearance. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced, and bags around the neck and eyes firmed.

Other positive side effects of the treatment include stress reduction, removal of sinus congestion, and a reduction in acne. The needles placed in your hands and feet may also help with other physical ailments, and you should discuss such disorders with your acupuncturist prior to treatment.

Specifically after treatment you may notice:

  • More radiant skin

  • Disappearance of fine lines

  • Smoothing of deep lines

  • Fading of age spots

  • Help reduce frown lines

  • Tightens the pores and brightens the eyes

  • Help lift sagging skin, puffy or droopy eyelids

A course of 10-12 sessions are suggested to achieve the best result. Initially 2 sessions a week for 3 weeks, thereafter once a week. To maintain the result, a maintainance seesion may be needed once 4 or 6 weekly according to individuals response.

Price: £90 for an hour session, a course of 10 sessions is £900

We begin each session with a comprehensive patient review, designed to understand your unique health patterns and behavior. Then we create individualized treatment methods tailor-made for you. We closely track the results, and modify treatments as necessary. Schedule a session today to begin your healing process.

MASSAGE THERAPY


We provide Therapeutic Massage, Japanese Massage, pregnancy massage, Shiatsu, head massage.

Therapeutic massage is a holistic practice that aims to treat the whole person, addressing emotional and physical needs.

Japanese massage combines a strong massage with specific points activated along channels of energy. The points used relate to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture points. The combined effects are very refreshing and rejuvenating style of massage.

HERBAL MEDICINE

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE


Chinese Herbal Medicine takes an holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on its treatment.

Most diseases or illnesses present with a core set of recognisable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness will vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different Chinese Herbal Medicine prescriptions.

A qualified practitioner is able to prescribe a Chinese Herbal formula that specifically matches and treats your individual health problem. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese Herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.

There are over 500 herbs commonly used in Chinese Herbal Medicine. You may find many of them in your garden or kitchen, such as Spring Onion, Ginger and Garlic, while others such as Chrysanthemum, Gingko Tree leaf and common Mint, are more likely to be found in your garden!

Chinese Herbal Medicines can be prescribed into formulae which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. There are also many well-known ready-made herbal formulae in pill or liquid form, which have been used for over hundred years for many common illnesses. A well constructed formula maximises the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimising the unwanted effects of an individual herb.

In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese Herbal Medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.

Conditions commonly treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine includes:

  • Anxiety, Depression and Stress

  • Allergies

  • Common Cold and Influenza

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Constipation and Diarrhoea

  • Digestive disorders

  • Insomnia and Fatigue

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Skin disorders

  • Fluid Retention

  • Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis

  • Common Gynaecology disorders

  • Infertility, Ante and Post Natal conditions

  • Impotence and Prostate disorders

  • Disorders associated with the Menopause

YOGA AND MEDITATION

Our years of combined experience have taught us the best ways to provide safe, effective treatments to care for our patients. Jump start your immune system with our Body Acupuncture treatment and start seeing results. Contact us today to book your appointment and check out what else we’ve got to offer you.

 

07939 520258

CROYDON CLINIC: 9 Carlton Road, South Croydon. Surrey, CR2 0BP

LONDON CLINIC: Silverlink Clinic

11-12 Gee's Court, St' Christopher Place, London W1U 1JN

Servicing Sanderstead, South Croydon, East Croydon, Selsdon, Woldingham, Warlingham, Coulsdon, Purley, Westerham, and surrounding areas

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