Acupuncture dates back to the Shang Dynasty 3.500 years ago.
Early Chinese physicians discovered that slivers of bamboo could somehow bring relief from discomfort of other parts of the body. I have seen some pictures of early acupuncture applied to Chinese warriors and the “needles” look more like dagger… There are many philosophical concepts that have influenced acupuncture namely Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Dominant in the development of Chinese metaphysics was a belief of a mysterious body energy known as “Qi”. Qi literally translated means steam like steam you may see when you cook rice or use a steam cooker. The number of paired meridians is 12 and this coincides with the number of lunar months and the number of animals of the Chinese Zodiac. On these meridians were 365 points where Qi came near the surface and subject to therapeutic manipulation. The number of points thus corresponds to the 365 days in a year. Acupuncture is a medical technique that can successfully treat a variety of conditions. There is a lot of evidence to support the use of acupuncture. If you are a patient at the Simpson Pain Clinic in Milton Keynes you can benefit from practitioners that are trained to a high standard. Acupuncture is a treatment modality with a long history. There has been more and more research that has shown that it can directly influence the spinal cord and the brain. Acupuncture and Chiropractic can be used as a catalyst so that it can help your body heal itself.

Do you have to believe in it?

I guess it helps but no you don’t have to believe in it (aka placebo effect). Many of my patients did not believe in initially but were impressed by the results and would then refer their colleagues, friends and family so that they could also benefit from the acupuncture and chiropractic treatment that they had received at the Advanced Pain Relief Clinic in Milton Keynes. 

There are many scientific studies to show the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture. Nevertheless you will always come across people who think that acupuncture could never work and who do not understand it.

How does it work?

As mentioned it works by stimulating the nerves, muscles and joints. It has been proven by a plethora of scientific studies and it helps the body’s release of its own painkillers. Some of these include endorphins and serotonin. Acupuncture works by affecting the pain pathways of spinal cord as well as helping change areas where pain is perceived in the brain.

I like to explain that acupuncture helps your body release its own painkillers and that this modifies pain. Most patients report that they “feel better in themselves”. They may sleep better and have more resilience to withstand the daily pressure of life and work so it works well for stress and anxiety as well.

So which systems can acupuncture affect?

Recent research has shown that most systems are affected: the central nervous system, muscles, hormones, circulation, the production of antibodies and allergy response, even systems such as the respiratory, the digestive, urinary and finally the reproductive system have been shown to be affected. I know that this sounds like a tall claim but I have witnessed some of these effects on systems myself and was extremely impressed.

When you arrive for treatment at the Advanced Pain Relief clinic in Milton Keynes you will be assessed by an experienced chiropractor and acupuncturist and be told if your condition is likely to respond or if you need a referral back to your GP or to a consultant.

I have been working in Milton Keynes since 2001 and have built a useful network of friends and colleagues.

What do I use acupuncture for:

  • Pain relief in musculoskeletal conditions such as back, neck and shoulderpain as well as leg pain/sciatica
  • Headaches, migraines, “trapped nerves”, sports injuries and different types of arthritis.
  • IBS and bowel and bladder problems.
  • Menstrual and menopausal symptoms such as painful periods and hot flushes.
  • Allergies for example hayfever and seasonal allergic rhinitis ans sinusitis (“catarrh/headcold”).
  • It has been used successfully in Asthma.
  • Ear acupuncture can be used for stopping smoking and other addictions.
  • Pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions such as morning sickness and Breech position as well as labour induction.

Does it hurt?

A frequent question. It can ache alot and occasionally some points are painful but it is a lot less painful than lets say a vaccination.

What are your qualifications?

I have several acupuncture qualifications and 10 years experience in Medical Acupuncture so you are in safe hands.

Our New Service:

We are now offering Facial Acupuncture for Cosmetic purposes. Facial acupuncture has become very popular as a treatment and we are proud to have a dedicated practitioner who specialises in this area of acupuncture.

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