TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE
Ai-Ling Zhou is a fully qualified Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor with a PhD degree in Pathology. She trained at Shanghai Institute of Chinese Medicine for 5 years, from 1979 to 1984, in both Chinese and Western medicine and has had extensive clinical experience in Chinese Medicine both in China and Britain. She also has many years of medical research experience at the Birmingham University Medical School. She has been practising at Erdington Osteopaths and Acupuncture Centre since 1999. She combines her extensive training with many years of experience and a gentle and considerate treatment style.
She is a Registered Acupuncturist and a member of The British Acupuncture Council.
What is Traditional Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine whish is used to treat diseases or conditions by inserting very fine needles into a number of selected Acupuncture points on meridians, chosen using traditional diagnosis.
The human body is controlled by a life force known as Qi. Qi flows through the body in channels, known as meridians. Traditional Chinese Medicine recognises that many diseases and symptoms are caused by the blockage of energy (QI) within the body resulting in poor health due to an imbalance. The aim of Acupuncture is to unblock this stagnation of energy (QI) by regulating the meridians/channels of the body, which are related to the internal organs. By doing so, the natural balance of the body between physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual is restored, and therefore symptoms and diseases are relieved. Acupuncture in this way is a truly holistic therapy – treating the patient as a whole rather than merely relieving symptoms.
In the UK, Acupuncture is a popular and well-established complementary therapy, with approximately three million people undergoing this kind of treatment each year. A lot of people use Acupuncture when they find conventional medical treatments do not work for them. Others use Acupuncture alongside more conventional treatment, as a way of enhancing their existing treatment, and speeding their recovery. Some people find that their medical treatment is causing unwanted side effects, and therefore they may try Acupuncture as an alternative.
How is Traditional Diagnosis Carried Out?
– The practitioner will first take your complete current and past medical histories, including details of lifestyle and diet etc.
– The practitioner will then examine: the state of your tongue (the overall structure, colour and the coating which indicates the condition of your internal organs).
Your wrist pulses (which are a more detailed indicator of the condition of the various organs than the single pulse taken in Western medicine).
– A further physical examination will be carried out if necessary.
What Does It Feel Like?
When the fine needle is carefully inserted, you may feel a tingling sensation. You might then experience a “needle sensation” (numbness/heaviness) which indicates that the treatment is beginning to have effect. For your safety, only single use disposable needles will be used. If preferred, treatment can also be done without needles by using a low frequency pulse electrical stimulus. Acupressure (a technique of applying pressure with fingers to Acupuncture points instead of needles) can also be used, especially with children.
Consultations and treatments at first visit £44
Following treatments £40
For an appointment or advice please phone : 0121- 350 2018
Some of the conditions that have been treated- We make no claims to cure specific conditions but offer a professional opinion when asked. We are happy to discuss your case over the phone before you make an appointment
| Addictions Impotence Infertility
Allergies including Hayfever, Asthma, Psoriasis.
Anxiety Chronic Fatigue Headaches Joint pain Tendonitus