Emma Eaton runs a busy acupuncture practice from The Treatment Room on a Thursday and in Great Bookham on other weekdays. Here, she highlights just 3 of the many really great reasons why you should try acupuncture…
Acupuncture is used to help with most complaints that you would go to your doctor with
Just in the last week I have seen patients benefit from acupuncture presenting with a wide range of health challenges: back pain, general aches and pains, infertility, fatigue, PCOS, shoulder pain, insomnia, anxiety, hot flushes, foot pain and digestive problems.
The focus of treatment is on you as an individual. It aims to treat your immediate health problems and the underlying root cause.
There is a whole body of research to support that acupuncture works.
As a method of treating people it is widely respected and used frequently in the UK. It is currently estimated that 2.3 million people are being treated each year by British Acupuncture Council members.
There is nothing to be afraid of
Lots of my patients who come regularly and benefit from treatment are needle phobic.
At the first treatment most patients soon realise that the “hair thin” sterile disposable needles I use are specifically designed to be as painless as possible. They are about a tenth of the thickness of a medical syringe. In many treatments, patients are not even aware whether the needles have been inserted or not.
Most of my needle phobic patients tell me that they are so pleased they tried it as it has provided such relief, especially in the case of chronic daily health issues.
It’s natural, holistic and works with the body
The aim of acupuncture is to prompt the body to do what it knows how to do.
Whilst patients may come for a specific reason such as neck pain, they soon experience other additional positive side effects. For example, they find that their general mood, sleep and digestion are improved as well.
After a long corporate career, Emma began retraining as a healthcare practitioner in 2009, initially focusing on reflexology and then acupuncture, graduating from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) with a BSc (hons).
Her style integrates classical Chinese Medicine, contemporary acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Five Elements and Stems and Branches.
Emma was honoured to be part of the reflexology team at The Fountain Centre, based at the Royal Surrey Hospital Guildford, supporting patients and carers through cancer. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and Association of Reflexologists (AoR).
For more information about Eaton Acupuncture, take a look at The Treatment Room or to chat to Emma further about how acupuncture could help you on 07821 590287.