Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of complementary medicine that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. Traditional acupuncture is based on a model of balance and equilibrium, which has been refined and developed over time and is widely accepted throughout the world.

How can Acupuncture benefit me?

The aim of every treatment is to stimulate the body’s own response, to restore and maintain health, by inserting a small number of very fine needles into acupuncture points along meridian lines to re-establish the smooth flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’). Traditionally Acupuncture looks to reduce symptoms by balancing the whole, so whatever your condition, your practitioner will make their own diagnosis based on external signs of your body, such as your tongue and pulse.  This philosophy means that it doesn’t matter what is wrong with you, whether you have an obvious problem or just a vague collection of symptoms, there is a possibility that by putting you back in balance your symptoms and health will improve.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment goes back into the mists of time and developed as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine with an outlook different to Western Medicine.  It sees the body as an interaction of energies that maintain homeostasis and therefore health.  You might have a pain in your shoulder or be finding it difficult to get pregnant, but the underlying cause could be linked to a deeper imbalance.  Five Element Acupuncture is a part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and looks at the body as though controlled by five different qualities which need to be in balance for health.  Your practitioner, having, made their diagnosis, (through a taking medical history, tongue examination and feeling your pulse), will gently place fine needles at positions that relieve blockages, stimulate weakness, or calm the tissue down, to restore balance.  They may also use Moxibustion (Heat from a herbal stick) in conjunction with needles or on its own.  TCM practitioners also advice on lifestyle and diet, according to traditional principles.

What does it treat?

Acupuncture is a system of medicine that is considered to be beneficial for a wide range of illnesses and symptoms, here are a few for which there is some evidence of its help.

 

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Abdominal pain

  • Allergies
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cancer Pain

  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Dental Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches

  • Hypertension

  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Induction of Labour
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Malposition of foetus

  • Migrains
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea & Vomitting
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke
  • Tennis Elbow
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Meet Your Practitioner

Damon Fewster

LicAc MBAcC

Damon is traditionally trained and has been practicing since 1996. He has seen a broad range of patients with both chronic and acute conditions and has a great deal of experience treating people throughout pregnancy, with fertility problems, or supporting IVF treatment.

If you would like to talk to Damon to learn what, potentially, Acupuncture could do for you, or would like to make an appointment please get in contact with us.

What our customers say

“Many years ago, I had a frozen shoulder after an accident which physiotherapy and even surgery did not help. I had 2 acupuncture appointments and it was freed, so when I got Sciatica I went straight to Damon and in just one appointment it disappeared.  Then 3 days before my son’s wedding I got bursitis diagnosed by my GP who advised acupuncture. I went straight to Damon, and once again, one appointment saved “the day “as I’d spent a fortune on that dress. I was so thankful.”

Irene Clarke

My family have been treated by Damon for a number of years and have benefitted immensely. From migraine and joint pain to low energy and low mood and always a listening ear. The list is endless! We highly recommend Damon, and frequently do!

Jackie Youens

Damon brings a kind and empathetic approach to acupuncture to add to the efficacy of the treatment.

Kay Allen

Recently I got blinding headaches that came from nowhere, had MRI scans etc, couldn’t detect why. Went to Damon, and once again, he worked his magic on me.  I would heartily recommend Damon as a fantastic, very professional, health practitioner.  I have recommended him to several friends who have all had successful outcomes with Damon. I cannot sing his praises more fervently. Acupuncture is painless, non-invasive and really does work!

IC Amersham

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