THE JEANETTE THOMSON CLINIC
020 8275 9435 | 0788 790 7026
“I am having acupuncture with Jeanette Thomson to help alleviate pain. I have a hip problem and she has helped me to walk much better and the pain is now just an ache sometimes if I walk too far. I was anxious at first about whether it would be painful to have this done but it doesn’t hurt! Its not like pricking your finger!”.
Louise M. – Walthamstow
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment that consists in pricking the patient with a special needle. “Traditional” Chinese acupuncture uses a system of ancient ideas but many modern western practitioners find that acupuncture can be understood in scientific terms. In many cases we make use of “trigger points”. Needling the trigger point can relieve pain in distant areas. Acupuncture has important effects on the way in which the nervous system, glandular system and the immune system work.
What Conditions Does it Help?
In general, it is good for pain, especially in the muscles and joints including some kinds of arthritis, sciatica, frozen shoulder, stiff neck. It can also help in a wide range of other disorders including headaches and migraine, some allergies, painful periods and hormonal problems. I practice Modern or Medical Acupuncture as recognised by the British Medical Acupuncture Society. I have also had training in Chinese acupuncture.
Does it hurt?
Some people feel nothing at all. It is not like an injection! Others feel a little prick-like sensation.
How many treatments will I require?
Most people sometimes require a course of 3 to 6 treatments depending on the problem.