What can Acupuncture do for me?
Many women choose to have acupuncture throughout pregnancy for various symptoms including morning sickness, breech presentation and birth induction. Acupuncture is being increasingly chosen by couples dealing with problems of fertility, or to support IVF treatment. Acupuncture is considered to be beneficial for a wide range of illnesses and symptoms, so please contact us to discuss whether it might be suitable for you.
How does Acupuncture work?
The aim of acupuncture is to stimulate the body's own healing response and restore its natural balance. Acupuncture does this by treating the whole person and not just the presenting symptoms. By focusing on all aspects of wellbeing; physical, mental and emotional, the body's equilibrium is maintained. Ultra fine needles are inserted at chosen points on the body in order to activate the Qi (Vital energy), and thus stimulate the body's own healing response. When the needles are inserted the sensation often experienced by the patient is that of a tingling or dull ache.
Rebecca qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Traditional Chinese and 5 Element Acupuncture from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which is the main regulatory body in the UK.
She is also a member of the Acupuncture for Childbirth Team Bucks, specialising in support for women, prior to conception, through to postnatal care.
Other aspects of women’s health that Rebecca has an interest in are: gynaecological and fertility conditions. She has furthered these skills by completing postgraduate courses in IVF and obstetrics.
Since 2010, she has worked within a cancer unit, treating patients for the side effects of chemo and radiotherapy, including pain and nausea.
Rebecca’s focus is to provide a holistic approach to health, which focuses on treating the whole person and not just the presenting symptoms. Where appropriate, advice will be offered concerning diet and lifestyle to further enhance the treatment process. Energy development exercises, such as Qi Gong may also be advised.
Since qualifying Rebecca has attended various postgraduate courses in the field of acupuncture and related studies. She continues to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques, to ensure the best treatment possible.