Acupuncture – Safe, Effective, Long Lasting Results
Some things in life stand the test of time: The Wheel; Fire; Cast Iron; Silk Creation; Acupuncture.
Bob Moxon Browne, Q.C.
“I am very happy to recommend Roisin Golding as an acupuncturist. I do not know how acupuncture works and am perhaps a little skeptical generally about alternative therapies. But I can vouch for the fact that in my case the acupuncture (for intractable pain in knees and ankles) was dramatically successful, and has given me benefits which appear likely to be permanent. I found Roisin Golding thorough, very professional and wholly oriented towards giving me tangible results from the treatment.”
“In my opinion, Roisin’s knowledge of acupuncture is second to none. Roisin has great communication skills, is a good listener, is empathetic and kind. The benefits of acupuncture have been enormous – physically in terms of feeling healthier; I had recurrent gastritis which is no longer a problem. I had impaired mobility because of a frozen shoulder and now am pain free with a full range of mobility. In terms of emotional issues, I am calmer, less prone to anger and irritation and have increased energy.”
“Roisin definitely had a good grasp of my condition from both an acupuncture perspective and a Western medical perspective. I really enjoyed discussing the interface between the two perspectives. I found acupuncture treatment to be very comfortable and relaxing. I have no hesitation in recommending Roisin Golding for acupuncture.”
Acupuncture is a very safe and reliable medical intervention that is used today by literally millions of people around the world. Many agencies, such as the World Health Organisation, and NICE (National Institute of Clinic Excellence – UK) recommend acupuncture. Governments of Switzerland, Cuba, and China, include acupuncture in their health care programme.
Acupuncture has long been known to ease pain. But did you know that acupuncture can also relax muscle spasm. It can also improve mobility around large joints such as the shoulder and knee, or small joints that are affected by rheumatism or arthritis. Patients find that it can also help to strengthen a weak back that has been affected by long term back ache or wrists that are affected by repetitive strain or overuse.
Acupuncture for headaches has been around for more than two thousand years (and still counting!) The descriptions in the earliest Chinese medicine texts involve fine differentiations between various locations of the headaches, type of pain suffered (whether stabbing, boring, pressure) and whether or not the headaches are associated with other symptoms. So migraines, chronic daily headaches, cluster headaches, will be analysed within a traditional acupuncture framework in order to understand your condition.
Many women experience a care free pregnancy, ‘in full bloom’ as older women say. Although it is common for women to experience nausea and vomiting, if it is not too severe, it is just a reassuring sign that all is well. But if you do fall sick then what can you use that is going to be effective and safe for both you and the baby? This is where acupuncture is fantastic.
When I first started working with fertility, more than 25 years ago, there was little research in the West on this method. Even many Western treatments were completely new and few people discussed their problem. Things have changed dramatically since then. Acupuncture has become widely recognized as effective for fertility, on its own or in conjunction with orthodox reproductive medicine, such as IVF, IUI, GIFT or ICSI. What acupuncture does is to help prepare the ground, much like a gardener, so that seeds can be nourished, can implant and grow.
The approach to hay fever and allergic rhinitis by acupuncturists clearly illustrate the difference between a traditional acupuncture approach and that of western medicine. Acupuncturists do not focus on the specific allergen: whether it is grass or tree pollen, or whether it is cat or horse hair, matters little. What does matter is how your body responds to triggers. The timing of your allergic response is also an important factor to be taken into account. The length of a course of acupuncture for allergy relief varies (as it does with most complaints), as the following case histories show.
While many neurological diseases, for instance stroke, require immediate life saving treatment by western medicine, the chronic long term effects of this and other debilitating neurological disease is less well dealt with by western medicine. However, specialist neurological physiotherapy is one treatment that is essential for recovery for lost function. Along side this, acupuncture has shown very positive effects on the alleviation of symptoms for a variety of conditions. Acupuncturists often employ a mixture of body acupuncture and modern scalp acupuncture, with or without electro-acupuncture.