Acupuncture serving Market Weighton, Beverley and East Yorkshire
Welcome to Market Weighton Acupuncture run by Eileen Birrell
The clinic is based at The Wellbeing Centre, Market Weighton in the heart of East Yorkshire, close to Pocklington, Driffield, Beverley and Holme on Spalding Moor
What happens in an acupuncture treatment?
Rest, Relaxation and Snooze!
Acupuncture doesn't seem to figure on the radar, for many people, if they feel ill or under the weather. If they do think about it, they are either worried because 'it's needles' or just have no idea what to expect, and are not quite brave enough to take a leap into the unknown! There are many styles of acupuncture - yes, they all involve needles, but some are more gentle than others. The style used at Market Weighton Acupuncture definitely falls into the gentle group! An acupuncture treatment can be restful and relaxing.
We use reclining chairs, so you are comfortable during the treatment. The acupuncturist will ask you to wear loose fitting clothing so that we can easily reach your legs - up to the knees, and arms as far as the elbows. There are acupuncture points all over the body, but the ones on your arms, legs, hands and feet are considered to be some of the most effective, which is why we use these ones particularly. So no undressing with this style of acupuncture!
On your first visit to the clinic, the acupuncturist will discuss the 'history' of your problem and any relevant medical history, including your medication etc. This helps us decide on which acupuncture points we want to use. Depending on your problem, this 'chat' can last anywhere between 10 minutes and 45 minutes! Once the acupuncturist has decided on a 'point prescription', the pins are put in and remain for about about 30 minutes and believe it or not about 80% of people will go to sleep during the acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture can be used for a whole host of problems and illnesses: from the perennial bad back, headaches or migraines, through to stress, emotional disorders and anxiety. It can be used for 'internal conditions' such as IBS and digestive problems, menstrual disorders, fatigue and just not feeling well, and most conditions in between. The British Acupuncture Council caries an extensive list of conditions and illnesses where current research is being undertaken to explore the effects of acupuncture. Acupuncture works in conjunction with any ongoing treatment you may be having;whether this is with your GP, hospital Consultant, physiotherapist, whatever the discipline.
Eileen is registered with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the largest professional body in the U.K. for traditional acupuncturists. Their members adhere to strict codes of safe and ethical practice. Why not visit BAcC?
Eileen is also a member of the Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC). Visit ACMAC's website.
Eileen is on the voluntary register vetted and approved by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This scheme was set up by The Department of Health and is administered by an independent body which is accountable to parliament. By choosing a registered acupuncturist, patients can be assured of the highest professional standards of treatment and care.