Chinese & Western Acupuncture for Welshpool and Newtown


Welcome to Accuhealth, a BAcC registered clinic, open 7 days. Emergency/same day appointments available: call 07536033109

* Practitioner Christine Sutton BSc TCM [acupuncture} BSc {Human Bio/psych} Dip.Y. MBAcC
* 15 years acupuncturist experience
* Professional and affordable (2 complimentary treatments per short course)
* Trained, insured and regulated to British Acupuncture Council standards
* Superior quality silicone needles for minimal discomfort
* Conveniently located for Welshpool, Newtown, Powys and East Shrewsbury

Clinical quality lies in the time and personal service offered. An in depth consultation is taken and treatment is carried out by an experienced acupuncturist who has undertaken a full time degree level course with further post-graduate specialist training in physical manipulation, acupressure massage, fertility support etc. Several forms of acupuncture are available, each with its own strengths. The form used will be chosen according to the nature of your complaint e.g. Electro, Traditional, Tung, Auricular etc.

Further options are available for chronic pain relief such as electro acupuncture, heat treatments (including moxibustion) and cupping. You may also be offered postural corrections and rehabilitation exercises. Treatment is bespoke to suit your needs.


Different Forms Of Acupuncture Suit Different Complaints

Because acupuncture is an evolving science your treatment may include some of the more recent approaches including electro, auricular or battleground acupuncture (as the name suggests devised for military use and highly effective for acute pain). These are in addition to 'tried and tested' Oriental protocols including the use of warming herbs and cupping. If appropriate, supplements (herbal and otherwise) may also be recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

*Acupuncturists and Acupuncturists: What do the different memberships mean? *What Is Acupuncture *How Does Acupuncture Work? *Can Acupuncture Help You? *Is It Safe? *How Many Treatments Will I Need? *How Does Acupuncture Feel?

Acupuncture is tried and tested

The treatment carried out by acupuncturists is a form of natural healing - more than 3000 years old - which continues to evolve as new knowledge builds upon the foundations of the old. Nevertheless, the ‘Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine,’ dating to approximately 300 BC is still in use to this day! This, despite the fact, that in the days of the Yellow Emperor there was no cutting edge science. Rather, experience and common sense culiminated in a system of medicine currently used worldwide and by 40% of the Chinese population.

How Does It Work?

Meridian theory holds that an invisible grid of energy, termed qi, permeates the body. The needles can access this energy via areas of the body (think of tiny plug sockets), which have been proven to be areas of least electrical resistance.
Because Qi energy needs to be in balance and free flowing for optimum health, if imbalance or blockage occurs, incurring either excess or deficiency; there are consequential health problems, which will affect the organ or organ system linked to that particular meridian.

Energy is Finite

We know that energy is not infinite and that there are priorities for its use within the body. This is why stress, which uses precious energy, can affect the health. Ancient doctors therefore emphasised the value of Qi energy and its circulation. They talked of how ‘Qi’ could be built upon, conserved and dissipated. They already knew, as Western science is currently finding out, that emotion affects qi, as well as other factors such as genetic inheritance, environment and lifestyle. So what is Qi?

Now, we have all heard of the ‘placebo effect,’ and yet the needles work on animals also, therefore the Qi effect is not 'all in the mind.' The answer is that we do not know what Qi energy is, although other pathways regarding the efficacy of acupuncture are becoming understood. It is a fact that we have an energy currency called ATP and yet the needles may be working at a different level entirely. Surely we would be foolish to conclude that we know it all?

Acupuncture is currently used for pain relief, including back pain, headache, migraine, arthritis etc. It is also effective for anxiety related disorders including insomnia and for the support of fertility and ivf.

"Chinese Medicine is the worlds pre-eminent, pre-modern medical system; it is not folk medicine or alternative medicine, it is simply medicine." (Charlie Buck, British Acupuncture Council chair)

Find Accuhealth Clinic, by typing in Acupuncturist Welshpool or Acupuncture Newtown, Powys. The clinic and Ormskirk. The is also convenient for Shrewsbury.

What Happens At The Clinic

First of all a consultation will take place, during which you will be asked many questions. A diagnosis of your complaint is reached according to your replies and also according to other 'signs and symptoms.' Such 'signs' are perceived via tongue diagnosis, palpitation and assessment of appearance including skin, hair, posture etc.

This approach is the culmination of thousands of years of Oriental observation, whereby the body is understood to exist as a series of interconnecting systems. The organ systems are connected, influenced and affected by various interconnecting channels or meridians, some of which, also relate to Western understandings of the nervous system.

When a diagnosis has been reached, the patient is treated via acupuncture points on the relevant channels in order to influence the diseased area.

Conditions Treated

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled clinical trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture. These include:

low back pain
neck pain
tennis elbow
knee pain
periarthritis of the shoulder
facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
dental pain
tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
rheumatoid arthritis
induction of labor
correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
morning sickness
nausea and vomiting
postoperative pain
essential hypertension
primary hypotension
renal colic
adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
primary dysmenorrhea
peptic ulcer
acute and chronic gastritis

Other problems shown to be effectively treated at the clinic include:

hip problems/pain
menopausal symptoms (with herbs)
morning sickness
trigeminal neuralgia

This list is by no means definitive. If you call 07536033109 or e-mail, I will advise as to whether or not your complaint may respond to treatment.

Specialising in complementary health and medicine, Accuhealth Welshpool is Insured, regulated and registered with the British Acupuncture Council, the foremost governing body for independent acupuncturists. Acupuncture is used to treat various pain syndromes, including sciatica, back pain, headache and more.
Accuhealth Clinic is a situated in Welshpool, convenient also for Newtown, Powys and Shrewsbury. There is parking freely available at the front of the clinic.

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