What Happens at an Acupuncture session?
During your first consultation a detailed case history is built and treatment plan formulated. You will be asked about current and previous medical history.
Emotional, lifestyle and dietary aspects are also discussed. Treatment may be using fine acupuncture needles, massage, cupping or moxibustion, a treatment using the burning of herbs.
Preparation for treatment
Patients are advised not to drink alcohol on the day of treatment and should not have engaged in serious exercise before or after the appointment.
Available acupuncture treatments
The treatments available at Kay Lam’s Acupuncture clinic include: Cosmetic acupuncture, Auricular for addictions (ear acupuncture), Moxibustion, Metabolic imbalance testing, Cupping, Massage, Aromatherapy, Facial treatments and Dietary assessment.
Acupuncture is the use of fine needles placed in particular points on the skin with a view to elicit a change in the system.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is performed with a combination of facial and body points. It is a natural alternative to Botox fillers and surgery.
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Cupping involves the application of glass or plastic cups which creates suction on the skin. This stimulates blood flow to the area and can be useful alone or with a combination of other treatments.
Moxibustion involves burning a combination of herbs, generally one being mugwort. This mix of herbs when used can have a rather pungent aroma, it creates a feeling of warmth and relaxation.
Auricular acupuncture is the use of fine needles placed upon the ear area, commonly used for numerous addictions this method can be very helpful used alone or in combination with a full body treatment. Seeds or tags can be placed in the ear. These continue to stimulate the selected points in-between visits to the clinic.
Aromatherapy is a well used treatment for many conditions commonly used as a stress relieving treatment. Oils are mixed to suit your symptoms and sessions can be used in isolation or as well as your acupuncture treatment sessions. Oils can be mixed for you to use at home in-between treatments.
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Massage treatments are provided as a full session or will be incorporated along with another treatment. Half hour sessions for neck and shoulder relief can be taken.
Dietary assessment – Generally patients are asked about their diet, this area as you may appreciate is extremely important and requires careful consideration. When patients are being treated for health care issues it is common to book a session to discuss improving nutrition. The sessions will help any one to gain knowledge regarding national recommended nutritional requirements and gives the patients information from a TCM perspective.
Commonly seen symptoms
Treatments for muscular skeletal conditions are commonly sought.
Back pain being one the most common complaints seen, along with knee pain, and hip pain. Other joint pain including repetitive strain and inflammation is also commonly a problemfor patients coming into clinic.
Treatments for headaches and stress are also frequently performed, most patients express feelings of deep relaxation both during and for some time after treatment. Allergies and skin conditions are also seen here in the clinic.
A variety of conditions can be seen here or on home visits and the treatments vary a great deal for each patient.
Treatments are available at the Kay Lam Acupuncture Clinic in Hoghton
Willow Lodge Farm
252 Hoghton Lane,
…or at the Blackford House Medical Centre in Bury