BA (Hons), LicAc, MBAcC
Five Elemental Acupuncturist
Rebecca trained at College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick and qualified in 2009 with a BA(Hons) in Chinese Medicine and Licentiate in Acupuncture. She practises Five Elemental Acupuncture which sits at the most holistic end of this natural system of medicine. Treatments embrace needling, moxibustion, diet and qigong. Rebecca is dedicated to the principles of maintaining the body at its natural peak by working in harmony with natural forces, balancing the body’s energy in a way that keeps prevention and cure working together.
Frequently asked questions:
What does it feel like?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needle is inserted you may feel a tingling sensation or a dull ache. After treatment you will probably feel either pleasantly tired or alternatively energised.
Is it safe?
The results of two independent surveys published in the British Medical Journal in 2001 (MacPherson et al, White et al, both BMJ September 2001) concluded that the risk of serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than 1 in 10,000. The needles used are single-use, sterile, and disposable. Responses to treatment can sometimes include tiredness, mild dizziness, and very occasionally minor bruising may occur. However, all such reactions are short-lived.
Should I tell my doctor?
Many modern doctors are incorporating Eastern approaches to the treatment of their patients. Whatever your doctor’s style, if you have been prescribed medication we recommend that you tell your doctor that you are planning to have acupuncture. Do not stop taking your medication. Your acupuncturist will ask you about any medication and supplements you are taking and you should tell her about any changes. BAcC acupuncturists are trained to recognise potentially serious underlying health conditions and may refer to you your GP as they consider appropriate. If you are seeing your acupuncturist in order to decrease your medication, this can only be done with the full cooperation of your GP and you should not stop taking your medication without his or her agreement.
What does acupuncture treat?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health as a preventive measure or to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because acupuncture treats the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions. This approach also means that each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask your practitioner about other patients’ experiences to give you an idea of what to expect.
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