Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions ranging from hay fever through to arthritis and infertility. It uses special fine needles which inserted into areas of the body. There are many forms of acupuncture and details of the forms available at Beehive Healthcare are below.
If you have not had acupuncture at our centre before please come 5-10 minutes before your appointment to complete the professional’s medical history form (or we can email it to you). There are some contraindications for acupuncture, so if you are unsure if acupuncture is suitable please contact us prior to booking to ensure we can help you.
Please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and make sure you have had something to eat 2-3 hours prior to your treatment. After your treatment it is recommended that you sit for a few minutes and have a drink of water/hot drink, which we will provide.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA) is a treatment that’s been used for thousands of years in the Far East. It’s based on the belief that an energy called Chi becomes blocked. Very fine sterilised disposable needles are inserted into trigger point (acupoints) distributed along the 14 major meridian networks throughout the body to unblock this energy and to help the body function better. The needles may be thrust as far as the joints and muscle ligaments of the body to reach these acupoints. The needles are then left for a while so that they may full stimulate the body system, encouraging the body to regain balance.
If you suffer from stress, fatigue, arthritis, headache, frozen shoulder or back and neck pain? TCA is an ideal way to treat it.
Who offers this treatment?
How much does it cost?
£25 for 30 minute appointment
Have you thought of having a massage immediately after your acupuncture? MingXing offers a combined appointment where you can benefit from both (£55 for both in 1 hour).
MinXing also offers:
Western Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
This form of acupuncture is based on the traditional Chinese approach and applies the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to explain and study the ancient approach to health. Acupuncture has been studied extensively in the West in recent years. It’s believed it has central effects on the endorphin levels in the brain and peripheral effects by blocking the pain pathway. It can improve local immunity, reduce inflammation and stimulate greater blood flow to the areas treated.