Treatments

In this section you can find out about what can be treated with acupuncture, the various conditions I have seen in my clinic and general information on fees. 
   

Why choose acupuncture?

Acupuncture is well known for being able to treat many complaints: as well as addressing specific conditions it can also help to maintain health and well-being.

Traditional acupuncture views each patient as unique and people are treated individually, regardless of any western diagnosis.  All treatments are tailor made for that person and therefore no two treatments will be the same. The focus is on the individual and not on their illness or symptom. All the presenting signs and symptoms are seen in relation to each other.

Aspects of body, mind and spirit can be treated in times of stress, low energy, seasonal changes or when not feeling quite yourself.

Acupuncture is well known for effectively helping with a huge range of conditions as well as pain relief. Treatment can work alongside conventional medicine in both acute and chronic diseases.
 

Which conditions can be treated?

Since March 2011 the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled new Advertising Codes of Practice in which acupuncturists can no longer give a list of conditions and problems which are benefitted by acupuncture.

As a result I am no longer able to give any indication of my clinical experience over the years or to give you a complete list of the conditions I have experience with in my practice.

However, the links below will connect you to the relevant fact sheet on the British Acupuncture Council website and this will provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial.

In the meantime, I strongly recommend that you contact me to see how acupuncture could help you.
Email me at: info@annademoor.co.uk, or phone me on 07799 207671.
Book in for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your personal treatment requirements.

 

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
 
Ageing is a natural process and is part of growing older. For thousands of years, the Chinese have understood that beauty comes from within us. The Chinese are known for their flawless complexions. They have always known what Westerners are now coming to acknowledge: that beautiful skin must be addressed both externally and internally. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has only been available in the West relatively recently, but is gaining more and more popularity for those who want to look after their health and beauty without the risks of more conventional beauty treatments. 
 
 “Accept your age and the changes in your beauty. A beautiful old woman is beautiful because her mind and spirit are wise and graceful.”
 
  What is it?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also referred to as the 'Acupuncture Facelift', is a painless, non-surgical, safe and natural method of reducing the signs of the ageing process. Facial Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and aims to restore, promote en maintain good health. The process is designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
 
Hair-thin needles are inserted into various areas of the body, including the face, neck and ears along channels or meridians of energy (Qi). Our health and vitality is dependent on Qi moving smoothly through the body. Many of the meridians either begin or end on the face and our state of health and lifestyle is often reflected in the face.

What are the effects?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture will bring your natural beauty to the surface by concentrating on points and muscles of the face that will improve the elasticity of your skin and create an overall more radiant look.

Facial Acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production, helping to smooth out wrinkles and firm the skin. A course of treatment is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne.

This is not just a facelift but a holistic treatment which aims to restore balance. Many notice other health benefits such as reduction in stress levels, fewer headaches, better appetite and weight regulation, more energy, better sleep and a brighter outlook on life.

Over time you can expect to look more radiant and youthful as well as feeling more happy and balanced in yourself.  The Irish Times recently acclaimed that Facial Rejuvenation is: “...a viable alternative to cosmetic surgery and the effects can run much deeper than simply improving appearances.”

Also great results were confirmed by a study published in the Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in which 300 individuals completed a full facial acupuncture series. 90% of the participants concluded treatment with noticeable improvements in their skin. Monthly maintenance sessions are recommended to keep results lasting for years.

What happens in treatment?

At the first appointment I will do a full traditional diagnosis in which your health history, presenting symptoms and any other problems are taken into consideration. We will discuss which areas of the face you would like to improve and what you would like to change.

Generally a course of treatment consists of 12 sessions but some people choose to have less. Most people notice a difference in their appearance after a few treatments, but the effects become most noticeable and lasting from the seventh session. Following your initial course of treatment it is recommended to have maintenance treatments once every 4-6 weeks to prolong the results for five to ten years.

 
 
Children's Acupuncture

My interest in treating children was sparked off by having a child myself. Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts and the care and concern you have for your child or children is overwhelming. I feel very passionate about supporting children to become their own unique self. I believe that supporting a child's health and well-being through natural means is an aspect of this.




Who and what can be treated?

In the West, most people are unaware that babies and children of any age can be treated using  acupuncture. In fact it has been used for thousands of years in China and is acknowledged to be a safe and effective way to bring about successful recovery from a wide range of illnesses and medical conditions.

Generally children have a strong energy and although they can get unwell quickly, they can also recover rapidly, given the right support. Acupuncture aims to restore your child's vitality, to strengthen their constitution and to help them recover their natural health and enjoyment of life. Acupuncture helps to prevent recurring problems developing into chronic lifelong conditions.

Generally speaking people come to acupuncture with their children for the following reasons:
  • a child's condition has failed to respond to medication and treatment
  • parents are trying to keep the use of medication such as antibiotics to a minimum
  • children have general problems for which there is no specific treatment

Most conditions can be addressed using acupuncture.

Please contact me to find out how acupuncture could help your child and contact me on  info@annademoor.co.uk.

Apart from helping children through times of ill health, there are times when children need support to help them through a difficult time or through a particular stage in life. This might be when they are going through a growth spurt, going to a new school or when there have been difficulties in the family. Particularly in these times acupuncture can be incredibly supportive and can help make fundamental changes in a child. Transition times, such a puberty, provide an opportunity to throw out illnesses and chronic imbalances that have been around since the early years, and therefore treatment in these times is invaluable.

What happens and does it hurt?

The technique for treating children is very gentle and young children sit on their parent's lap. Four to six fine, sterile needles are used on the chosen acupuncture points. Insertion of the needle may cause a slight prick but this is much less painful than the pain of an injection or immunisation.After the insertion I will gently manipulate the needle to move the energy in the channel. At this point some children will cry a little, but they are easily comforted when the needles are removed. The whole needling process doesn't take longer than a few minutes.

Another technique used in my clinic is moxabustion. Moxa is a dried herb also known as Mugwort. A moxa stick is lit and used to warm certain acupuncture points and general areas on the body. This warming technique has a very relaxing and strengthening effect and children love it as it is very gentle and pleasant.

According to chinese medicine the digestion is central to a lot of ailments in children. Keeping your child's digestive function working well is paramount to protection from disease later in life. Therefore I firmly believe that it's important for children to be on a diet that is best for their condition. Dietary and lifestyle advice will be included in the treatments and we will explore the different options available for your child.

How often?

The number of treatments will depend on the individual child and what is going on for them. I will be able to give you an indication of how many sessions are needed on your first visit to the clinic.
   

Fees
 
Regular Acupuncture
First Appointment  £50 (75 mins)
Follow-Up Appointment
£40 (45 mins)
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
First Appointment £60 (75 mins)
Follow-Up Appointment
£55 (60 mins)
10% discount available for purchase of a full course of 10-12 treatments.
Children Acupuncture
First Appointment £40 (60 mins)
Follow-Up Appointment
£25 (30 mins)
   

Factsheets
 
Allergic rhinitis
Anxiety
Back pain
Bell’s palsy
Childbirth
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic pain
Colds and flu
Cystitis
Dentistry
Depression
Endometriosis
Female fertility
Fibromyalgia
Frozen shoulder
Gastrointestinal tract disorders
Insomnia
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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