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Acupuncture and Acupressure

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BSc. MSc. Dip.Ac. MBAcC

Acupuncture is a healing system which has been used in Eastern cultures for thousands of years and is now popular worldwide.

Traditional philosophy tells us our health and wellbeing are dependent upon Qi (Chi, Ki) or vital energy which flows throughout our bodies. When Qi flows smoothly we are healthy, but if our Qi becomes deficient or doesn’t move freely we can become unwell.

Qi flow can be disrupted by many factors, such as emotional stress, over work, infections and trauma.

Qi moves throughout our body along meridians (energy channels), Acupuncture therapy involves inserting ultra fine sterile needles superficially into chosen points along these meridians to regulate the flow of Qi and stimulate the body’s natural healing responses.

Research has shown acupuncture balances our nervous system, calming the sympathetic (fight or flight) response and stimulating parasympathetic system which initiates relaxation responses and allows our bodies and minds to calm down, and enter a naturally healing state.

How does it feel? Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, barely thicker than a human hair (not really what we think of as needles at all). Treatment is not painful. You may feel some mild tingling or a sensation of heaviness around the points where the needles are placed or along the meridians (channels) as your Qi moves and engages with the treatment. Most people feel a sense of wellbeing and relaxation during and after treatment.

What Can it Help? Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many conditions.

Acupuncture can help with a wide verity of issues including stress, anxiety, back pain, joint pain, headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, menstrual and menopausal issues and fertility (to name but a few).

The NHS National Institute of Health Research recently completed a study into treatment of chronic pain which supports the use of acupuncture concluding that ‘acupuncture is effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal, osteoarthritis and chronic headache pain’.

Acupuncture can provide support to those with long term health conditions. It can safely be given in combination with other treatments and if you are taking prescribed medication.

Many people also have acupuncture to boost their constitution and for general wellbeing.

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Acupressure applies massage techniques to acupuncture points and meridians (channels)

Tui Na is a system of Chinese Massage incorporating both deep tissue massage and softer more gentle techniques.

These are traditional massages techniques which do not use oils and are performed through light clothing.

Both are based on the same Qi regulating, balancing and healing principles as acupuncture, which can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or as treatments in their own right.

Massage promotes relaxation, can help reduce stress and tension, ease muscle tension and tight muscles, increase mobility and flexibility and encourage better circulation.

Acutherapy massage combines acupressure, tui na and holistic massages techniques for a complete relaxing massage. Ideal when you need to chill out and treat yourself to a little ‘me time’.

About Your Acupuncture/Acupressure Therapist

Revana Swales is a fully qualified and experienced acupuncturist and massage therapist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Committed to her own ongoing study and professional development and to working with each client to support their individual journey towards heath and improved wellbeing.

She is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).


Acupuncture First consultation (approximately 1&1/2 hours) £45.00

Acupuncture follow up appointments (45mins - 1hr) £35.00

Or 4 sessions for £120.00 paid in advance.

Acutherapy Massage 1 hour £35.00  ½ hour £20.00

Many Health insurance policies cover acupuncture treatment with BAcC registered practitioners.

Contact Details

For more information, to book an appointment or just to have a chat and discuss which therapy or combination of therapies will best meet your needs please contact Revana:

Tel: 01484 865539   Mob: 07831 687 547

Email: revana@aspire-acutherapy.co.uk

Website: aspire-acutherapy.co.uk


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