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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
for Wellbeing
TCM, including Acupuncture, is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other.

 

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Who is TCM and Acupuncture for?

TCM and Acupuncture benefits a wide range of common health conditions. Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as headaches or back pain, as well as for other common health problems, including but not limited to, issues related to cancer treatments (dry mouth, nausea, pain, fatigue), digestive issues, anxiety and depression, and women’s health.

Other people choose acupuncture when they feel out of balance because they find it so relaxing and their feeling of wellbeing is supported.

Benefits of this treatment

TCM practitioners treat patients, not diseases. They are trained to take in every detail of you, and care about your whole story, past and present.

TCM practitioners see your body as a network of interdependent parts: muscle, bone, fascia, organs, blood and body fluids, as well as more subtle layers like meridians and qi (energy).

They see what is deficient and what is stuck, mentally as well as physically, and make adjustments in order to help facilitate the body’s own healing ability.

What can you expect?

As a new patients you will be asked to complete a detailed form with information about your health concerns, lifestyle and family history prior to your first consultation. The TCM practitioner will discuss this and more with you at your first appointment before deciding on the best course of treatment.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s vital energy (Qi).

Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as the acupuncturist adjusts the needle to direct the energy.

While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.

If Chinese herbal formulas would be helpful, the herbal formula will be personalised to your unique health challenges and history.

 

Location and Prices

We will be offering Acupuncture and TCM from:

Comfort Health
11 Alma Vale Road
Clifton
Bristol BS8 2HL

TCM is also available online using Zoom or Skype.

Please do call the office on 0117 370 1875 to make a booking.

New patient appointment, 60 minutes – £75
Follow up appointment, 45 minutes – £60

 

Megan Odell (L.Ac., MScOM, MBAA) is a member of the British Acupuncture Association and Masters graduate of the American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and has over the past decade, earned a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners in her field.  Serving for nearly a decade at the renowned Penny George Institute for Health & Healing, the largest hospital-based integrative medicine clinic in the USA, Megan has collaborated in the care of thousands of patients with diverse needs, working with GPs, Neurologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists, Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Nutritionists, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists.

Megan has a naturally gentle needling style that is especially helpful for people who might feel vulnerable or have a fear of needles. She meets each individual where they are, utilising whichever approaches and techniques will help most on their healing journey. This could include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, tui na (Chinese bodyworking), dietary therapy, and/or Chinese herbs.

Megan also studied Integrative Oncology with Memorial Sloan Kettering (USA), Foundations in Integrative Health with the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (USA), and Paediatric acupuncture with the renowned master, Julian Scott (UK).