Acupuncture points connect to pathways of connectivity around the body. These pathways are called meridians.
nourishing the roots of our well being
Appointments available in central Swansea & Bishopston
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Covid -19: Information For Your Safety
During this public health crisis you will be asked to:
Not attend or book an appointment if you have symptoms of or been exposed to an individual with Covid-19 in the last 14 days
Inform Alex Wood if you are "clinically vulnerable " or "shielding" before you attend.
Shown where to wash your hands before treatment
Guided through PPE procedure - it is not necessary for you to wear PPE but should you feel safer wearing a mask you can.
To complete a consent form before treatment.
All laundry is used once & then laundered.
There are gaps between appointments to allow time for cleaning.
Please be aware this protocol will change in accordance to advice from The Department of Health and The British Acupuncture Council.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Good acupuncture builds a connection between the body, emotions and mind: stimulating the bodies healing abilities. The aim of treatment is to reach the root cause of a problem. However to find the catalyst, a process of discussion, observation, treatment, perseverance and lifestyle changes may be necessary. For example this could involve
doing particular physical exercises, a change of eating habits, taking specific supplements and/ or herbs or looking at our relationships and how they effect us. Each of our health patterns are individual and unravelling the causes of a symptom and helping the body / mind to re balance is a unique process.
"Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go everything that isn't you- all the expectations,all the beliefs- and becoming who you really are" Rachel Naomi Remen
Thus by nourishing and looking after ourselves we can reach our potential and live more fulfilling lives. This can deepen our relationships with our immediate family, friends and the wider community.
Acupuncture improves the body's ability to heal and restore physical balance. Based on over 2000 years of research and development, Acupuncture originates from China and is now increasingly popular for treating a wide range of health problems :such as chronic pain, headaches, fertility issues, chronic fatigue and reduced immunity.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Medicine (CM) is a part of the oldest continuously practised tradition of healing the world over, its written history dates back over 3,000 years. CM treats the root cause of a problem rather than just a symptom- ie a herbal formula (this is a combination of herbs) can strengthen the underlying health of the body while also treating and clearing the symptom. Sustained by centuries of empirical clinical evidence, CM has evolved into a complete and highly nuanced system that offers a coherent alternative to the western medicine’s view of how and why we get ill. CM is still used as a primary healthcare in much of South-East Asia and in state hospitals in China where it enjoys an equal and pragmatic relationship with the newer system of Western orthodox medicine.
Acupressure & Massage
Acupressure & Massage can be deeply relaxing: it is also especially beneficial for musco skeletal problems and sports injuries. Treatment activates movement along muscle groups and joints by using a variety of techniques that can vary from a very light surface touch to deep tissue massage. A sensitive approach always ensures the correct level of pressure is used, especially when patients are in extreme pain or are very sensitive. Acupressure Massage (called Tui Na in Chinese Medicine) can be offered alongside acupuncture and be done through loose clothing.
Cupping is an extraordinary method that has been used for thousands of years. It is a suction technique that is designed to pull toxin build up and muscle spasm from the body's deeper tissue to the surface of the skin. It can be used alongside Acupressure and/or Acupuncture.
Licenced in Acupuncture since 2001 and is a member of The British Acupuncture Society- a national register that ensures members are fully trained and adhere to the current health and safety guidelines.
Trained in Patent Herbal Formula with Giovanni Macciocia in 2006 & completed a Dip[loma in Chinese Herbal Medicine at Phoenix Academy in 2001. Massage Association Diploma 1997 & Five Elements Chi Kung Teacher Training 2008.
Up to date knowledge and skills maintained by ongoing Continued Professional Development from some of the most respected teachers & authors in Chinese Medicine. Currently training in Jing Fang Chinese Herbal Medicine.
" Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity " Hippocrates