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Traditional Acupuncture at Swanage Therapy Centre with Alan Hext

This classical way of improving functioning and returning you to health have a proven record going back well over 2500 years. One of its significant values is its insights into the inherent relationship between our body, mind and emotions.

The Chinese discovered that the promotion of natural healing could be significantly enhanced by the stimulation of surface tissues at key places on the body, resulting in improved physical health as well as helping you feel better in yourself.

Alan Hext draws upon over 40 years of practice and was awarded his Master’s degree by J R Worsley, a leading pioneer of acupuncture in the West. Alan has taught at Colleges in UK and USA and is currently a visiting lecturer on the MSc degree course at the Northern College of Acupuncture.

A wide variety of people seek help through acupuncture for both health problems as well as to restore and maintain the strength of your health.

• Traditional acupuncture appreciates the underlying root of the ways your health may have declined and symptoms manifested.
• The needles used are very fine and inserted relatively superficially in ways most people find completely acceptable.
• Treatment is crafted to your individual needs and you will have the continuity of Alan’s care during successive visits.
• Traditional acupuncture offers an alternative approach to biomedical health care whilst also complementing other approaches.

Initial meetings can also be arranged to meet with Alan and discuss your particular needs. These are free of charge and without obligation on either side.

Alan is a founder member of the British Acupuncture Council, the largest professional acupuncture body in UK. They provide information on standards of practice and acupuncture research at www.acupuncture.org.uk or www.hughmachpherson.com

Traditional Acupuncture at Swanage Therapy Centre with Liz Broadhouse

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine which has been practiced for thousands of years. It is used to enhance health and promote the body’s natural ability to self-heal, using a concept called Qi. Qi is the vital energy which flows throughout our body which can sometimes be disturbed, causing blockages or deficiencies to arise. Stimulating acupuncture points can help to release these blockages or influence the deficiencies to help correct the flow of Qi and promote healing mechanisms within the body. Carefully chosen points are used to treat the individual needs of the patient focusing on harmonising and strengthening the mind and body. This stimulation of acupuncture points can be achieved by inserting ultra-fine metal needles superficially into the skin.

Acupuncture can provide short-term relief and improvement for a range of conditions such as tension and migraine headaches, chronic neck pain, chronic lower back pain, osteoarthritis, knee pain, overactive bladder syndrome or temporomandibular pain. However other conditions have shown improvements and research is constantly advancing. For the latest information on what conditions acupuncture can treat visit The Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC). This is the research division of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). It is committed to researching traditional acupuncture and collating research findings.

Acupuncture can also work well in combination with other treatments such as massage. Acupuncture and massage work at different body levels and using these two methods as an integrated therapy can really help improve their individual benefits creating an enhanced sense of well-being and easing musculoskeletal pain.

Everybody is different so Lizzie will tailor treatment towards the individual rather than a generic treatment for all. The idea is to treat the underlying cause of the ailment and not just the symptoms, helping to prevent any future reoccurrence.

Traditional Acupuncture with James Bentley

James uses a unique combination of structural osteopathy and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture to optimise recovery in his patients. Furthermore, he employs therapeutic exercise and the Pilates method to improve posture, well-being and rehabilitative outcomes in his patients.


Therapists offering Acupuncture

Our Therapists
Alan Hext
Our Therapists
Liz Broadhouse
Our Therapists
James Bentley
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