Julia has been treating at The Acupuncture Clinic in Edinburgh and East Lothian for the past 16 years. Acupuncture as a form of health treatment has been around for a very long time, the most conservative estimate is around 2,000 years. Acupuncture has evolved considerably over this time and has an approach to treat many different complaints and health issues as well as offering a regime for maintaining good health. Many people who come for acupuncture treatment, come to maintain well-being and as part of a general lifestyle plan. The oldest writing on acupuncture describes achieving good health by maintaining a healthy lifestyle suitable for the individual as well as receiving acupuncture to help with health issues. The aim is always to achieve equilibrium for the individual and to assist the patient to make changes to help themselves. Julia, as a The Traditional Acupuncturist, will be interested in your lifestyle and may ask you to vary certain things to assist with your treatment.
Acupuncture treatment is relaxing and enjoyable, many patients look forward to treatment quite simply because they feel better for it. Sometimes it can be difficult for a patient to describe what is wrong, they may just feel out of sorts or under the weather generally. Julia treats many different health issues some of which are new and acute others of which are long term and chronic. The beauty of acupuncture is that it doesn't matter how insignificant or big the health issue is, there will always be an approach to help. Many people continue to receive acupuncture even after their initial complaint has subsided as they recognise that acupuncture can be used as a way to improve or maintain general health. The following list will give you an idea of what Julia has treated before, but it is not exhaustive:
- Painful conditions like; arthritis, sports injury, whiplash, back pain and sciatica
- Fertility issues, including IVF support and unexplained fertility problems
- Period problems, PMT, Menopausal problems
- Male fertility problems , Prostate issues
- Stress, Depression, Grief, Anxiety, Insomnia
- Digestive disorders like IBS and Crohn's disease
- Fatigue, including post viral and ME
- Cancer treatment support
- And many more
General Health Maintenance
Many people who are not ill come for acupuncture treatment. They may be feeling out of sorts or just want to have acupuncture as part of a health maintenance program. Acupuncture works very well alongside a general fitness regime.