Acupuncture

Susannah Fone BSc (Hons) Lic AC MBAcC

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine that has been used in China and Japan for over two thousand years.  I trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

I enjoy treating a wide range of conditions including sports injuries, joint problems and sciatica.

I have post graduate training in Acupuncture for Fertility and Obstetric Acupuncture.  I am also a member of the Acupuncture for Childbirth Team.

Further information is available on my website: www.susannah-fone.co.uk

To book an appointment:

Telephone      0118 986 6140
Mobile             07939067278
Email               info@susannah-fone.co.uk

What can acupuncture do for me?

Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints such as headaches, vomiting, neck ache, and back and dental pain, through to more general feelings of ill health such as nausea or low energy.

Acupuncture is often used in the treatment of a variety of conditions and in conjunction with western medicine. Increasingly women are choosing to have acupuncture to support them throughout pregnancy, labour and after giving birth.

Who has acupuncture?

Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions, and some because they simply feel generally unwell.  Others choose acupuncture to enhance their feeling of wellbeing.  Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages, including babies and children.  It can also be used alongside conventional medicine.

What happens when I go for treatment?

You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The acupuncturist is also likely to feel your pulses on both wrists, and may ask to look at your tongue. The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand.

How many sessions will I need?

Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition.  Some change is usually felt after five treatments, although occasionally only one or two treatments are required.  Some patients may need treatment over several months or long-term.  Your acupuncturist will normally ask to see you once or twice a week at first.

Is it safe?

Acupuncture has a very sound track record.  The needles used are single-use, sterile and disposable.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests.  When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache.

The point of acupuncture

Good health is not just the absence of pain or disease.

Traditional acupuncture works to maintain the body’s equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of wellbeing; physical, mental, emotional.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin.  This energy is known as qi.

The flow of qi can be disturbed by any number of factors.  These include emotional states such as anxiety, anger, or grief, as well as poor nutrition, hereditary factors, infections, and trauma.  When the qi is unbalanced, illness may result.

Fees

Initial consultation and treatment:

(2 hours)  £50.00

Follow up treatments:

(1 hour)    £35.00