What is it? and what should I expect?
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA) is a treatment that has been used for thousands of years in the Far East. It is based on the belief that an energy called Chi can become blocked. Very fine, sterilised, disposable needles are inserted into trigger points or acupoints distributed along the 14 major meridian networks throughout the body, unblocking this energy 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. They are then left for a while so that they may fully stimulate the body system, encouraging the body to regain balance.
What is it best for?
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions ranging from hay fever through to arthritis and infertility. It uses fine needles which are inserted into specific areas of the body. There are various forms of acupuncture available at Beehive Healthcare Chester, the details of which are below.
If you have not had acupuncture before, please arrive 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 of its suitability for you, please contact us prior to booking to ensure we can help you.
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and make sure you have had something to eat 2-3 hours prior to your treatment. After treatment we recommend that you sit for a few minutes and have a drink of water/hot drink, which we will provide.
If you suffer from stress, fatigue, arthritis, headache, frozen shoulder or back and neck pain, TCA is an ideal way to treat it.
Which therapists provide this service?
Wayne also offers: