Chandan Shah
Lic.Ac - MBAcC

Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practised in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the
patient, to restore the balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects
of the individual, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms.
Many problems can be helped with acupuncture, these include:
  • anxiety
  • arthritis and rheumatism
  • asthma
  • circulatory problems
  • depression
  • paralysis
  • high/low blood pressure
  • aches and pains
  • infertility
  • menstrual problems
  • headaches
  • skin conditions
  • addictions

It is a treatment which is suitable for all,irrespective of ailment, age, gender.
It is safe to use alongside conventional medicine.

What does acupuncture feel like?
It does not feel like having a needle inserted, it is more like a mild
tingling or a dull ache at the insertion place.

Needles may be left in place for a few seconds or for several minutes. During
this time patients often state that they have experienced a relaxed feeling.
After acupuncture, patients often feel a sense of well being, have
better sleep and appetite, and higher energy levels.

What will happen on your first visit?
Your first consultation may be longer than those that follow. This is because the acupuncturist will need to assess your body energies,well being and your symptoms.
Then when the imbalances in your system are identified, the necessary acupuncture points on your body will be stimulated with the special needles and other techniques.
(Please note if you have a fear of needles, these do not have to be used)
The number of visits required will vary from person to person and should be
discussed during your consultation.
If you are receiving treatment from your doctor, then it makes sense to inform
them that you are receiving acupuncture, so they can adjust their
prescriptions for you accordingly.

Is it Safe?
All members of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) observe a Code of Practice.

The British Acupuncture Council
63 Jeddo Road
London W12 9HQ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8735 0400