Acupuncture is a part of Chinese Medicine, along with Tuina massage and Herbal Medicine. It uses very fine disposable needles to stimulate the body’s own physiological and emotional health.
It is mainly known for pain relief, but many other conditions can be helped. Chinese Medicine views the body as its own eco system, constantly functioning, producing, clearing and fixing itself. With disturbances through lifestyle, injuries or constitutional factors, balance is upset and illness follows.
Acupuncture and herbs aim to restore the body’s own capacity to heal itself and can help with addictions, emotional disorders, fertility, gynaecological issues, allergies and musculo-skeletal problems (where acupuncture often works very well in conjunction with Osteopathy and Pilates.)
Renate Blacker has a specialist interest in fertility and assisted fertility programmes (including IVF) Acupuncture can help to increase the chances of conceiving naturally or make assisted fertility treatments more successful. Renate is affiliated to the Zita West Integrated Reproductive Health Practice.
An acupuncture appointment lasts for approximately 45 minutes and costs £45.