1. What is Chinese medicine?
Chinese medicine is a natural complete medical system that consists of acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbology, and diet and lifestyle advice.
2. Can Chinese medicine be used in conjunction with western medicine?
Yes. Chinese medicine is a complementary therapy. During the consultation you will be asked what current treatments or medication you are taking so that we can work along side for the best possible results.
3. Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. All of our practitioners are fully qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in chinese medicine. All needles used are single use, sterile, and are compliant with the FDA.
4. Is Chinese herbal medicine safe?
Yes. Chinese herbal medicine has been used for over 2000 years and much research on its safety and efficacy has been published. All of our herbal medicine and powders are sourced from high standard companies of whom belong to the RCHM quality approved suppliers scheme.
5. What conditions can be treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine?
A list of conditions that we treat can be found here. If your condition does not appear, please contact us for advice.
6. How many treatments will I need?
As each person is different, it is difficult to give a definitive answer. We usually recommend between 4 and 6 treatments, however some improvement may be seen after just one.
7. What accreditations do you have?
All practitioners are members of Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM). Their website can be found here.
8. Can I receive treatment if I am pregnant?
Yes, all of our treatments can be given during pregnancy. There is even a whole area dedicated to obstetrics in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is a safe alternative to drug therapy in treating pregnancy related disorders such as morning sickness. Please let us know during the consultation if you are pregnant or are trying to conceive.