Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into acupuncture points in the skin. One approach is based on practices developed in China over thousands of years that aims to correct the inbalances in the body that lead to disease, and the second is based on modern western methodogies often administered by physiotherapists in the control of pain.
Acupuncture can help with many issues including:
Neck and shoulder pain, and frozen shoulder - Back pain and sciatica - Headaches and migraine - Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue - Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis - Menstrual problems including PMS - Infertility and IVF, IUI support - Menopausal symptoms - Asthma - Acne, eczema and psoriasis - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems - Anxiety - Sleep Disorders - Stress.
• Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture which approaches healing from the emotional and spiritual aspect, and
• Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which initially concentrates on physical signs and symptoms.
Louise Whittington BA (Hons), Lic.Ac. MBAcC
Louise “found” Five Element Acupuncture by recommendation from a work
colleague to have treatment for tendon problems. She was so taken with its
links to nature and the movement of the seasons in the natural environment
and so impressed by the results of her treatments that she decided to retrain
at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, gaining a First Class (Hons) Degree
after 3 years of study and clinical practice.
Having set up her clinic in 2011, aptly named ‘Acupuncture for Wellbeing’,
Louise has continually updated her skills via a Continuing Professional
Development Programme and has studied Electro-Acupuncture, Auricular (ear)
Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Fertility, Gua Sha and Facial Acupuncture.
Louise is currently studying on a 2 Year Graduate Programme with the
renowned Five Element Acupuncturist Niki Bilton, further deepening her
understanding of the ways in which Five Element Acupuncture can bring good health and wellbeing to her patients.
Louise is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council and therefore is bound by strict Codes of Conduct and Safe Practice, is fully insured and recognised by Medical Insurers.
Having moved to the Stroud area from Solihull to be near her two young Granddaughters, Louise still maintains a clinic one day a week in Solihull. Louise is now building her client base in South Gloucestershire and is finding that it is an excellent way of meeting new people and learning all about the area.
For more information, please visit Louise's website: www.acupuncture-for-wellbeing.co.uk
or call 07949 953 480.
Barbara Robinson Lic Ac, BSc (Hons), MBAcC, Dip TN
After graduating with a BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture, Barbara then
completed training courses on the treatment of children with Chinese and
Japanese acupuncture (Shonishin).
Barbara works with Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture and Traditional
Chinese Medicine (TCM). She has a postgraduate diploma in Tuina (therapeutic
massage) and is also qualified to offer cosmetic acupuncture.
She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council abiding by a code of ethics which maintains high standards of education, discipline and practice, and am covered by full public indemnity and liability insurance.
For many people, acupuncture will be a new experience. If you would like to contact Barbara to discuss how treatment could help you, she offers free 15 minute consultations. She admits, "This is often 30 minutes as I get so interested in your problem and how acupuncture might help, time can run on abit"!
After 10 years running a busy practice in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Barbara relocated to Ashley, to Shropshire. However, her old clients missed her so much that she now visits Cirencester every other week to carry on with her acupuncture 'down south' as well as having a clinic in the north.
Call Barbara on 07852 216 931 for a chat, or email her at: [email protected]
As with all our therapies, you should seek advice from your GP if you feel you have a medical condition.