Acupuncture

in Sheffield

Evidence Based Approach to Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture in Sheffield.

Getting to the root of the problem, helping you to restore your body’s natural state of balance. Combining Eastern Medicine with Western understanding of health.

Acupuncture Sheffield

At Life + Lemons Integrative Health Clinic, we offer Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture Sheffield treatments, which aim to enhance the ability of your body to heal and find its natural state of balance.

Acupuncture may be helpful in reducing the troubling symptoms of many conditions, and takes a holistic approach to healthcare, integrating the mind, body and emotions.

Research suggests that the modulating effects on pain (1) and metabolic disturbance (2) may be achieved through acupuncture’s ability to increase blood circulation and stimulate the release of neurotransmitters, such as endorphins and other natural opioids.

Acupuncture may also have a positive effect on brain chemistry through the regulation of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are responsible for the smooth running of hormonal activity in the body.

We are learning more about the benefits of acupuncture all the time (3), with many patients reporting enhanced relaxation and increased energy.

Acupuncture is based on the belief that your body has everything it needs to heal, given the right environment. We simply help facilitate positive, physiological shifts to help your body find balance, or homeostasis.

(Video about how acupuncture works, coming soon)

The Life + Lemons Way

alternative approach to healthcare

When considering Acupuncture treatment at our clinic in Sheffield, your experience will be very different to being seen by a western medical practitioner. The aim is not to ‘treat you’, but for you to become a partner in your own health, as we take you on a journey towards a greater understanding of your body and improved wellbeing.

Whole systems, integrative healthcare

Whether you’re preparing your body for fertility or wanting to transition smoothly through the menopause, Life + Lemons practitioners aim to help you uncover what is happening at the root of the issue and provide you with a whole systems, integrative approach to each treatment plan to help you reconnect with the innate wisdom of your body.

Beyond the needles

In your initial treatment, Kimberley will thoroughly review your medical history and your current complaint. After gathering all the appropriate information they will then assess your individual needs and concerns to formulate a treatment plan.

Once Kimberley understands what you wish to achieve from your treatments, she may discuss alternative or conjunctive ways to stimulate these acupuncture points.

Other methods of stimulation may involve;

  • Moxibustion: the gentle warming of acupoints with a smouldering herb.
  • Cupping: the application of suction cups to areas of tight musculature.
  • Gua Sha: rubbing and stimulating the meridians with a smooth Jade implement.
  • Electro-Acupuncture: the stimulation of acupuncture needles with a very mild electrical current.

What can acupuncture be helpful for?

Acupuncture has been known to support symptoms associated with menstrual health including PCOS, endometriosis, migraines, menopause, acne, painful periods and more.

In addition to women’s health issues, there is evidence that acupuncture may be beneficial for the treatment of lower back pain, osteoarthritis, sciatica, migraines and tension headaches, depression and anxiety, symptoms of stress. For an exhaustive list of conditions acupuncture may treat, please visit the British Acupuncture Council website: acupuncture.org.uk.

Here at Life + Lemons Acupuncture and Integrative Health Clinic, we love working with all aspects of women’s health, from hormonal to mental and emotional balance. The aim is not to ‘treat you’, but for you to become a partner in your own health, as we take you on a journey towards a greater understanding of your body and improved wellbeing. Find out more about these areas of special interest below.

Acupuncture Sheffield Research + Evidence

“It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain.” STEPHEN JANZ

Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine. Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarising the results of thousands of human and animal studies. A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few.

The independent organisation “Evidence Based Acupuncture” have beautifully curated the most up to date research, how it works on a physiological level and the benefits in comparison to our western medical model.

Find out more around the research in acupuncture for pain, acupuncture for mental health, acupuncture for cancer and more.

Women's Health

PCOS , Endometriosis, Irregular Cycles & Hormones.

Gyneacological and menstrual disorders, anovulation and “unexplained” sub-fertility are all conditions often addressed with Acupuncture.

Fertility + IVF

Natural Support for IVF, IUI & Hormone Medication

If you are undergoing or considering IVF or IUI then acupuncture has been proven to act as a useful adjunct therapy to your cycle of treatment.

Depression + Anxiety

Your mental-emotional health, sleep + stress.  Acupuncture has been found to be as effective as conventional medicine for sleep,  psycho-emotional disorders and symptoms related to stress.
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Pain + Migraines

Pain management.

Acupuncture has been proven to be one of the most effective, efficient and affordable forms of pain relief, often resulting in diminished use of pain medication.

What to Expect with Acupuncture Sheffield

Your initial treatment will last 60 minutes, whereby we will go through a thorough health history to establish a TCM diagnosis and the most effective treatment plan to help address your primary health goals. During this time, we may have time for an initial treatment, depending on the complexity of health history.

Acupuncture is a pain-free treatment that involves inserting very fine needles into specific body points, to initiate responses from the central nervous system, and to correct imbalances in the body’s flow of Qi (pronounced Chi, otherwise known as energy). Normal sensations felt during acupuncture treatment may include heaviness or tingling at the point of insertion, a sign of Qi activation.

Have more questions about acupuncture or your treatment? Take a little look at our frequently asked questions page or call the clinic on +447545866890.

 

Safety + Quality Assured

Member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)

BAcC Members uphold to the highest standards in safe practice. It is very important to check that your acupuncturist is safe and competent. Acupuncture in the UK is not currently regulated by government, although this is expected to change in the near future.

All members of the BAcC can offer you the following assurances:

  • BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study)
  • all needles used are pre-sterilised, single-use disposable type, and all equipment and procedures conform to the highest health and safety standards
  • compliance with current UK health and safety legislation
  • full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
  • expert practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • regular updates from the BAcC regarding practitioners’ professional obligations to the public compliance with BAcC and patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures

Acupuncturists registered with the BAcC carry the letters MBAcC after their name.

Your Acupuncture Treatment is Covered by Private Health Insurance

Did you know that your acupuncture treatment is covered by your private health insurance? As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBaC), you are able to claim back up to 75% of your treatment costs back when you receive treatment from Kimberley. We will email you a receipt after each treatment and you simply need to send this off to your insurance company to be reimbursed. This makes your acupuncture treatment accessible and affordable for persistent problems that require a series of treatments in succession.

Find out if your insurance company covers you by following the link below.

Check Practitioner Availability + Book your Acupuncture Treatment

Join the Fertile Flow Formula

Thanks so much for showing interest in the Fertile Flow Formula, 12-week online immersion course. Please register your details below if you would like further information about applying to join this coming June or if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

Kimberley

Clinic Director + Lead Acupuncturist

Thank you!

I will be in touch very soon with more details about joining the 12 week online fertility programme. Please keep an eye out for an email from me ([email protected]) if you've not received anything in the next 48 hours :)

Kimberley x