Originating in Ancient China when sharpened stones and long sharp bones were used for acupuncture treatment we now understand that this treatment works by altering and balancing the energy within the body. We have channels of energy running throughout our bodies. The energy can become stagnant or unbalanced as a result of stress, ill-health, or injury. An acupuncturist can influence the flow and balance of this energy by accessing the channels with small hair like pins.
What can acupuncture help with?
There is a lot of debate about what can and cannot be treated with acupuncture. It has been clinically proven that acupuncture can positively effect :
- hormone imbalance e.g. menopause,
- help to relieve back pain
- treat mild to moderate depression.
Additionally, in our clinic we have seen excellent results for clients who have
- Chronic fatigue (ME)
- sleep issues
- stress related ill health.
Acupuncture is also an excellent means of achieving relaxation and can promote detoxification. For more information about what can be treated with acupuncture and to see the latest research visit the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Our acupuncturist – Chris Wadsworth
Chris trained in Chinese Medicinal Acupuncture (TCM) at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. He qualified in 2016 and has worked in various locations including working for Macmillan Cancer Care. Before COVID 19 came along Chris was running part of our weekly multibed clinic, offering low-cost acupuncture to people with chronic health issues. Chris is now treating patients on a one to one basis. He specialises in treating issues such as pain management, depression and stress to name but a few of the issues that patients present with
Our new acupuncture clinic
At the moment Chris runs a one-to-one acupuncture clinic for us every Friday from 10am to 4pm. We offer a sliding scale of charges to make this treatment more affordable for people who have chronic health issues and low incomes.
Hear it from a client
“I had been suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia for over two years. In this time I had tried anything and everything anyone would suggest. From anti-depressants and pain killers to alternative herb diets and ointments, right through to Chiropractic treatments, yoga and steam sessions. Most didn’t have any affect and the few that did, the affects were short lived.
Health insurance and acupuncture
If you have private health insurance, you may be able to claim for some or all of the cost of your acupuncture. Check your policy.
For more information visit: www.phoenixhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/acupuncture
Phoenix Health & Wellbeing is a Charity. By coming to us for a treatment you are helping us to support people who have chronic health issues and low incomes. We use the proceeds of your treatment to subsidise those who would not otherwise be able to access our therapies. Roughly £4 to every £10 spent with us will go to help others.
Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00
Book your treatment via our website or call 0113 234 0818 to speak to one of the team