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 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.
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.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council sine 2001. The national register of Acupuncture Practitioners that ensure members are fully trained & adhere to current health & safety guidelines.
Licence in Acupuncture at College of Integrated Chinese Medicine 2001 Massage Training Association Trained 1996 Five Elements Chi Kung Teacher 2008 - A form of Chinese Yoga
Up to date knowledge and skills maintained by ongoing Continued Professional Develpoment and Supervision from some of the most respected teachers & authors in the field of Chinese Medicine - Giovanni Maccioca, John Hicks and Debra Betts.
" Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity " Hippocrates