Here we take a very person centred approach to your treatment aiming to make you feel as relaxed and at ease throughout every moment of your session. Within the sessions we start off with a consultation that isnt just about various health issues you may have but so we can understand you and how these are impacting your life with the treatment the focusing on helping you to take control and be able to reduce the impact so that you can get back towards how life was before.
As everyone has different times they can come for treatments we offer appoints on week days as well as Saturday and Sunday too with mornings afternoon and evening appointments available to be booked. Equally if you are struggling to find a time suitable for you then give us a call as often we have appointments available outside of our booking system, especially as you can not book within 16 hours online.
Along with Acupuncture in the treatments, any other modalities that may be needed can be incorporated into the treatment sessions. As everyone has a different situation that has brought them here, we cant expect the same treatment to be for everyone. This could be from the location of the needles or time they are in but also from cupping, moxibustion, massage, reflexology or many other modalities that James can do which can be mentioned in the booking form or within the consultation too.
Over the years of practice here James has managed to build up a great reputation and has been selected as one of the best three acupuncturists within Nottingham by the website three best rated. Despite this James is always going on various training courses, studying further and keeping up to date on the latest treatment ideas and research within the area so that the sessions he offer will always be the best he possibly can.
His treatment room, has been uniquely designed so that you feel right at home and greatly aids to the relaxation. This includes mood lighting so that a colour of environment can be selected that makes you feel at ease, a scented humidifier can be used, as well as a small water feature in the corner so their can be the background noises of splashing water. Of course all of these can be switched off too if they are not your preferred choice. There is also a memory foam couch for extra comfort, along with a starry forest sky tapestry on the ceiling above the couch so that you can lay there relaxed and drift away.
Our acupuncturist holds a BSc (hons) degree level qualification in Acupuncture from Lincoln university (Uk), along with a Post graduate diploma in Applied Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham.
There has an extremely strong person centred approach to his sessions, seeing himself as a blank canvas that is filled by you in the consultation, with each treatment plan coming from this and reflected into the treatment plan rather than going in with a pre determined method based upon a symptom list. Instead, treating them as person and how they are holistically. He also values a very relaxed atmosphere using with mood lighting and no desk in the room to help ease the person and making them feel as relaxed as possible from start to finish.
He specialises in emotional and mental health including Stress relief, Pain management, sports and Injury Management, and Rehabilitation. Alongside this is qualified and skilled with use of a variety of treatment methods with his aim to create the right treatment for you and your individual needs. Along side this, James has also guest lectured in various aspects including for the Acupuncture Degree program at Lincoln College.
A usual acupuncture treatment lasts about an hour. This includes a health questionnaire and a history of your particular condition. An examination of your tongue and your wrist pulses. Traditional treatment skills are often used alongside acupuncture. These include vacuum cupping, Gua Sha massage, and moxibustion. Advice on diet and lifestyle can also be included.
Your acupuncturist will gently insert very fine needles into precise locations on your body, This is to connect with your body’s qi. The aim is to direct the flow of qi to trigger your body’s healing response. This is to help it restore physical, emotional balance. The aim of Acupuncture treatment is to give positive benefits to your health and well-being. You may also notice a reduction in other health problems. Your acupuncturist will aim to treat your condition helping alleviate the problem as quickly as possible.
Acupuncture can be used for many reasons for your health and wellbeing. Many come to see us for a variety of health concerns and for overall improvement in quality of living.
The British Acupuncture Council have kindly made a series of factsheets on how acupuncture may aid in the recovery and reduction of symptoms for may illnesses.
Click on any of the conditions below and you can decide if acupuncture is the right treatment for you.
A range of health conditions can benefit from Acupuncture, and treat the root cause of many symptoms such as:
Anxiety and depression, Asthma, Back Pain, Cancer (treatment-related symptoms), Chronic Fatigue, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Frozen Shoulder, Headaches, Infertility, Menstrual Cycles, Menopause, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular pain and injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Problems, Skin Conditions, Sciatic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis and Golfer’s elbow and many more
The benefits of traditional acupuncture have been widely researched. A World Health Organisation report found acupuncture effective for over 90 different symptoms and the use of acupuncture is increasing both in popularity and evidence for its effectiveness. The long term benefits of acupuncture are help with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing. If you have any questions with regards to acupuncture Nottingham, do get in touch.
Sports Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture to help treat injuries created from a sporting session and is a key part of the rehabilitation process. Along side this, it can be used for both injury prevention and performance improvements by increasing blood flow to the muscles, as well as been used to reduce stress and performance anxiety within athletes too.
While the sessions themselves are primarily around acupuncture, other modalities such as taping, sports massage, cupping and various others too. Depending where the injury is would depend on the area needing treatments, while towels are provided feel free to bring shorts to cover.
We are more than happy to treat people under 18 however a parent or guardian must be present within those sessions. Equally if you're over 18 and would like to bring someone with you then that is also fine