Over the past ten years I’ve treated hundreds of people with painful conditions, from simple musculoskeletal injuries to complex and chronic internal conditions. Many of them had tried everything else with little or no success. Even so, I’ve been able to help the vast majority reduce or eliminate their pain using acupuncture alongside other techniques such as tui na massage and cupping.
What acupuncture can offer is a different way of understanding the body, and a natural, drug-free approach to treatment. I see acupuncture as complementary to conventional medical care, but believe that (except in emergencies) it’s best to try gentler and less invasive treatment options first before resorting to strong medications or surgery.
Usually there are postural, dietary or other lifestyle factors involved, and I will often make suggestions, tailored to you according to your symptoms, diagnosis and circumstances. I also teach Qigong (Chinese health exercises, similar to tai chi) which can help speed your healing process.