Acupuncture is a system of medicine in it’s own right, that lends to an explanation of behaviour of the human body when not in balance. In Western Medicine this can be described as ‘disease’, ‘illness’, ‘sickness’. In acupuncture, we say that it is ‘a pattern’, based upon how the energy of the body is working or indeed under duress.
The beauty of this system is it’s based upon harmony or balance, so it accounts for the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spirit of the person receiving treatment.
Treatment is provided by the use of finely honed needles, as fine as 0.013mm needles. Points in the body are selected by your registered acupuncturist once a pattern of behaviour or diagnosis is established. Each treatment is immediately effective, as once a needle is in, your energy system otherwise known as ‘Qi’ is accessed.
Terri qualified as a Five Element Acupuncturist from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, UK, in 1995 and then continued her studies at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, UK, where she learned to integrate the clinical skills of Five Element and Yin Yang Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2001.
Terri runs a weekly women’s health clinic at the Healthy Way, and takes a particular interest in supporting women as they transition into the menopause. Acupuncture’s strength lies in its ability to balance the huge hormonal changes which occur at this time.
Acupuncture can cool the hot flushes, reduce the night sweats, and ease the anxiety which can accompany this transition. It can also strengthen the bladder which some women find needs support during these years.
Terri also gives advice on how diet and lifestyle can help to prevent and treat osteoporosis which an increasing number of women are experiencing surrounding this time of hormonal change.
Times of emotional or mental stress, for both men and women, such as loss and bereavement, depression and vulnerability or prolonged periods of heavy workloads deplete and reduce energy levels causing dis-ease, Acupuncture can be very effective in treating these conditions.