An ancient holistic medicine for modern health and well-being
Acupuncture is an ancient holistic medicine that treats each individual uniquely. Whether in physical, emotional or mental strain, acupuncture helps to get to the root of our symptoms, dealing with the underlying cause as well as the presenting symptoms.
We do this using classical style acupuncture - a practice rooted in the ancient and classical texts of Chinese Medicine which views the body energetically taking into consideration the physcial (body) and non-physical (emotions, mind, psychology). We work with many conditions including:
Lower back pain
Skin conditions (Eczema, Psoriasis)
Menstrual issues and PMS
"I have been receiving acupunctue from Harry for the past 6 months or so. During this time, there has been an improvement in my symptoms and overall sense of wellbeing. I find Harry approachable and a good listener and would recommend him to my family and friends."
Nicola, East Grinstead
We are all different
With acupuncture treatments we see everyone as a unique and distinctive individual. Our parents, our DNA, our gender, our upbringing, our history, our personalities and our bodies are all different and therefore how illness and symptoms present will also be unique to us.
Classical style acupuncture takes into consideration all of these differences and factors them into diagnosis and treatment. In this way people are seen for who they are and treated in a way that is specific to them.
Acupuncture as a preventative Medicine
Traditionally acupuncture was used to keep the body well. In the past, extreme weather, disease, viruses and stress may have meant that days or weeks were lost when there was hard work to be done in professions such as farming. In this day and age it goes without saying that we need to be healthy and well to protect against disease. Acupuncture is one approach to support the immune system.
I had 2 sessions with Harry for my shoulder which has been giving me issues for over 4 years. After the first treatment I had complete movement of my shoulder again and the simple things I used to do that would cause pain were gone. I would still do things expecting the pain to occur, but it just didn't. Harry treats more than just pain and muscle fatigue. He treats you on an different level and it is such a great experience dealing with someone who has an understanding of the mind, body and spirit.
Jason, Forest Row
Graduating from The International College of Oriental Medicine, Harry has spent the last three years practising classical style acupuncture from East Grinstead and Croydon and is a licensed member of The British Acupuncture Council. Harry has worked with many conditions including all manner of aches and pains (lower back, sciatica, shoulder, tennis elbow, neck, headaches, knee, arthritic etc), sleep problems, anxiety, depression, auto-immune disorders, digestive complaints, skin conditions, premenstrual issues, menopause, palpitations and stress in general
How Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture work
Chinese Medicine and the practise of acupuncture views the body as the ultimate healer. In this way when space is created within, when blockages are removed and when flow is achieved, the individual can come into a place of better balance and alignment.
Acupuncture assists this process by working with fine needles along trajectories of the body known as meridians or channels. These channels connect the whole body into one unified system which includes all physiological and mental/emotional aspects. When our meridians are healthy and communicating well, then we will feel good and healthy in ourselves.
When we feel unwell and when symptoms start to appear it is commonly a sign or manifestation of internal imbalance. This is usually the result of poor lifestyle choices/habits, emotional upset/blockage, constitutional factors, inherited conditions, social challenges, poor diet and viral/bacterial invasion. When we become overwhelmed by one or more of these circumstances, our meridian system and in general our minds and bodies become blocked or stagnated and we can lose touch with ourselves.
As acupuncture is a holistic medicine, acupuncture practitioners look at more than just the presenting symptoms of each patient. Thorough diagnosis is made of the pulse, tongue and body to help understand the internal imbalance and to get to the bottom of why symptoms are appearing in the first place. In this way symptoms can be treated as well as the root or underlying cause/pattern which opens up to deeper healing. This is why people can feel "more like themselves" after a series of treatments.
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