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Lisa Lee Acupuncture
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You may be able to claim the costs of your treatments if you have Private Health Insurance. Please contact us for more details.
HARLEY STREET CLINIC:
First Appointment (90-120 mins) £190
Follow-Up Appointments (45-60 mins) £100
TUNBRIDGE WELLS CLINIC:
First Appointment (90 -120 mins) £95
Follow-Up Appointments (45 -60mins) £50
How Acupuncture Can Help You
Used for thousand of years, acupuncture offers a well-established approach to treating issues affecting our physical health and mental wellbeing.
It is based on the principle that health and wellbeing can be achieved by tapping into our natural healing mechanisms, rather than suppressing a condition or symptom. Harnessing this natural in-built intelligence allows both body and mind to normalise functions across body systems, including cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary. Acupuncture also draws on the idea that physical health and emotional wellbeing are closely connected, therefore providing a truly holistic treatment, as explained in our recent interview with Fuel for Health
Additionally, acupuncture can be used as a way to improve facial appearances and tackle for example fine lines/wrinkles, acne or facial scars. For more information on cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation, please go to our dedicated website SkinAcu.
Acupuncture can help with many, even rare and poorly understood conditions, so please do get in touch to discuss your particular situation.
What Does an Acupuncture Session Involve?
Your first session is an extended appointment which takes around 1.5 hrs. This includes a full consultation to discuss your main concern, day-to-day health and medical history; a Chinese Medicine diagnosis, using techniques such as pulse taking and tongue diagnosis; and a first treatment.
During the treatment, ultra-fine single use pre-sterilised needles are inserted into specific points on the surface of the skin, known as acupoints. The acupoints are located on channels that run along the face and body, and are used to access an energetic flow, known as Qi, which acts as both a regulating and transforming force necessary for good health. Each acupoint has a very specific function and indication, and will be chosen as part of your treatment to reflect your specific needs.
The treatment may additionally involve, if appropriate, the use of ‘moxa’, a dried herb which is heated directly on the skin, or nearby, to warm the acupoint and enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. Other techniques such as gua-sha, auriculotherapy or kinesio-taping may be used to further support the treatments.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of treatments required will vary from person to person, the severity of the condition, or how long you have been suffering with it. Generally speaking however, it is recommended to plan to have a first treatment, with up to four or more follow-up sessions spaced roughly at weekly/bi-weekly intervals to improve effectiveness.
In the longer-term, many people choose to have an acupuncture treatment monthly or every 6-8 weeks, as ‘preventative medicine’, to help them address issues as they arise or to support general health and wellbeing.