Welcome to Old Court Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is one of the worlds oldest and most widely practised methods of treating ailments. Old Court Acupuncture based in Wragby, Lincolnshire specialises in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which can help manage many of lifes complaints, if you are feeling in need of renewal and improved well-being then Old Court Acupuncture can help you turn things around.

Do You Suffer From Low Back Pain?

lower back acupunctureLow back Pain (LBP) is one of the commonest causes of workdays lost to illness in the west. LBP also has an impact on family life, with the affected person unable to do the simplest things.

For the body to be healthy, Qi must flow freely, and in TCM it is said that when Qi does not flow freely, pain will occur. There are many reasons why Qi is not flowing freely, resulting in low back pain. These may be cold ‘freezing’ the movement of Qi, or damp causing a stagnation of Qi, trauma causing a restriction in the flow of Qi or even organ imbalances, preventing the free flow of Qi.

How acupuncture can help

Acupuncture, by releasing the stagnations, or balancing the organ energies, may help alleviate the discomfort and restrictions associated with low back pain. Other treatments which may be of benefit include Tui Na massage, cupping therapy and Acutaping.

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA)

facialFacial Enhancement Acupuncture or Cosmetic Acupuncture is a rapidly expanding area of treatment. For many people the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and saggy skin are a major concern, which may cause anxiety, loss of confidence and impact upon social life and work life. Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to cosmetic surgery, Botox injections and other more invasive treatments. Facial Enhancement Acupuncture can help to:

  • Eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce puffiness
  • Lift sagging jowls
  • Soften deeper lines
  • Fade age spots and small scars
  • Enhance cheekbones and eyes

How acupuncture can help

Acupuncture can help by stimulating blood flow into the area, and tone up the facial muscles. Acupuncture can also stimulate collagen to ‘plump’ up the wrinkles and fine lines. Body points used can affect the face by reducing stress, and making the body more balanced, both of which will be seen in the face. Usually, 8-12 treatments are required, with clients having at least weekly treatments, seeing the benefits after 4-6 treatments. It has to be recognised that no two skin types are the same and these figures may be different for each client. Regular top ups every month can maintain the effect. Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is NOT cosmetic surgery, and cannot change the shape of the nose or face.

The Menopause

The menopause is the term used to describe the process all women go through, when their oestrogen levels fall and their periods cease. There are a number of symptoms that may be experienced, triggered by the hormonal changes. These include,

  • Hot flushes,
  • Vaginal dryness,
  • Palpitations,
  • joint pain,
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

And for around 1 in 5 women these will be marked, having a significant impact on their lives.

How Acupuncture can help

From a TCM perspective, the reproductive system is associated with a concentrated Qi (Chee) called ‘JING’ We inherit, in part, Jing from our parents, and we use this essence during our life, in work rest and play. Assuming a balanced life we do not use our Jing too quickly, however with an unbalanced lifestyle, Jing may be used too quickly, which happens quite often in our western lifestyle. This may also explain why the menopause is such a problem in the west, compared to the women in the undeveloped world.

Acupuncture, whilst not halting the ageing process, Acupuncture can support a women through the menopause, by restoring the bodies balance, making the change less disruptive.