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 Acupuncture for?
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.
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
Acupuncturists treat patients, not diseases. They are trained to take in every detail of you, and care about your whole story, past and present.
Acupuncturists 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?
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.
New patients will complete a detailed form with information about their health concerns, lifestyle and familyhistory prior to the first consultation.
Location and Prices
Acupuncture is delivered in Bristol at Litfield House or the Practice Rooms (Clifton Village).
New patient appointment, 60 minutes – £60
Follow up appointment, 45 minutes – £50
Alex Turner Lic Ac, MBAcC, MRSS(T) has been a complementary health practitioner since 1995.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture from the University of Kingston where he studied at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
His style of acupuncture integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element acupuncture. As well as using techniques such as moxibustion, cupping and guasha, he also brings his bodywork experience to the treatment, which may include techniques such as acupressure, Channel palpation and gentle stretching.