Where will the needles be placed?
Location will vary depending on the kind of thing that you are receiving treatment for, however, the majority of the Acupuncture points are on the arms & legs, hands & feet and the back.
Will I have to take my clothes off?
Loose, comfortable clothing which has sleeves and trouser legs that can roll up will generally mean that you can remain fully clothed whilst the needles are in. If, for any reason, items of clothes need to be removed, soft, cosy blankets are provided to keep you warm and covered throughout in a private space.
Do the needles/treatment hurt?
There is no pain felt when the needle is inserted into the skin. However, we do aim to achieve a gentle sensation within the body, known as ‘de qi’ which indicates that the acupoint has been needled correctly and is starting to work. These feelings are often very subtle, including a little tingling, and ease within a few moments.
What do the needles do?
Stimulation of Acupuncture points through needles, cupping or heat therapy (moxibustion) promotes the smooth flow of blood and Qi (life energy) around the body offering pain relief and regulation to the endocrine, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
Will I need more than one treatment?
More often than not, a series of treatments is required to support you through whatever ‘pain’ brings you to me. This can be as few as 5/6 treatments, however with chronic symptoms which have a more severe underlying pathology, a greater number of treatments will require a longer-term plan.
Where do you practice from?
I am a Lincoln-based Acupuncturist with my primary location being North Hykeham.
Langton House, Lindum Business Park, Station Road North Hykeham, Lincoln, UK, LN6 3QX
However, throughout the week you can find my in a number of locations around Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
How much does a treatment session cost?
See Treatments for more information.
How long does a treatment session last?
Up to 60 minutes, but this may reduce over the length of the treatment programme.
Can I claim this against my health insurance?
This depends on the specific plan and company the insurance is provided by. As a British Acupuncture Council member, I am a registered and recognised health practitioner, which is often a requirement of insurance plans where Acupuncture treatment is included.