Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Allergy Testing & Treatment, Health Screening
Welcome to my practice at the Natural Medicine Works Clinic; I am a homeopath and acupuncturist and have been in practice for over 30 years. I also do allergy testing and health screening, scroll down for more details. If you wish to discuss whether a therapy will be helpful for your condition or if you want more information about any therapy please phone or look at the website. Also scroll down for testimonials from successful patients.
Acupuncture is a complex medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It can focus on physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and due to its proven effectiveness, has been embraced throughout the world.
What Acupuncture treats
The WHO recognizes acupuncture as a viable means of treatment for a wide range of conditions. Some of the most commonly seen complaints in the acupuncture clinic are:
• Respiratory: sinusitis, hay fever, rhinitis, catarrh, colds, ‘Flu, viral infections, asthma, bronchitis
• Skin: eczema, psoriasis, acne, warts
• Emotional & psychological: stress related ilnnesses, anxiety, depression, insomnia, childhood behavioural problems
• Musculo-skeletal: arthritis, sciatica, back pain, sports injuries, neck pain, joint problems
• Digestive: indigestion, bowel problems, constipation, IBS
• Heart & Circulation: hypertension, angina
• Genitourinary: infertility, impotence, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual problems, menopause, cystitis
• Other conditions: M.E., headaches and migraines, allergies, addictions
This is just a sample of commonly treated conditions.
A typical acupuncture session
Attending a acupuncturist for a course of acupuncture treatment can be somewhat different from visiting a GP. The initial consultation can last anything between 30 and 60 minutes. A detailed case history is taken and all patients currently on a course of medication should bring them along at the first (or second) consultation. An examination of both tongue and pulse will be carried out, and a brief physical examination will be conducted where appropriate. The entire proceedings are safeguarded by total confidentiality. Subsequent treatment sessions will last from anything between 20 and 30 minutes.
All acupuncture needles are single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles. Consequently a patient can be confident that no infection can be transmitted. The use of acupuncture in the hands of fully qualified professional practitioners is entirely safe and free of any harmful side-effects.
Over thirty million people in Europe already benefit from homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy could help you too!
What can homeopathy treat?
Homeopathy is used to treat everything from acute fevers, sore throats and toothache, to chronic illnesses such as arthritis, eczema, asthma, anxiety and insomnia.
Why is it so popular?
• Homeopathic treatment works with your body's own healing powers to bring health and well being.
• Patients are treated as individuals, not as a collection of disease labels.
• Homeopathy treats all your symptoms - mental, emotional and physical.
• Homeopathic remedies are gentle, subtle and powerful.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing, suitable for everyone, young and old. Homeopathy focuses on you as an individual, concentrating on treating your specific physical and emotional symptoms, to give long lasting benefits.
What happens when you see a homeopath?
A homeopath understands that establishing good health involves treating both mind and body, so time is taken to listen to your emotional and physical symptoms. To stimulate your body's own healing process, a remedy closest to your individual symptom picture is prescribed. Healing beings from within your body, strengthening your health and immune system, without any danger of damaging side effects.
Are homeopathic remedies safe?
Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity.
I use the AcuGraph and Inergetix-CoRe technologies in my practice for health screening and treatment:
Acugraph: Ancient wisdom meets cutting edge technology
The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is used as part of an integrated approach to patients healthcare. The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerised tool used to analyse and document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians.
How can AcuGraph help me?
The AcuGraph system measures and analyses the energy level of each acupuncture meridian. Armed with this information better informed decisions about a patient's condition can be made to provide the best treatment possible.
What does a Inergetix-CoRe assessment and balancing typically involve?
The Inergetix-CoRe system is a tool that offers specific information to assist in health and wellbeing. On your first visit you are evaluated by this sophisticated system to gain a picture of the possible causes of your current physical, emotional or spiritual issues. The system evaluates amongst other things physical imbalances such as spinal problems, organ imbalances, vitamin and mineral imbalances, food intolerances, candida or parasite connections and much more. Clients can start to see that they might find hidden connections between their illnesses, such as emotions or mental causes affecting their physical health. A comprehensive profile is built up and this information is then used to find the appropriate remedies for you.
Allergy & Food Sensitivity Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing is a technique used to identify the various foods your body does not cope well will during the digestive process. Your body is not at its optimum digestive level if you feel bloated, experience heartburn, belching, or get frequent headaches after eating; have diarrhoea or constipation that you think may be food related. Nowadays many chemicals are used in food production so unless you are sure of your food sources you are more than likely exposed to these chemicals. The body through diet can be over exposed to these chemicals and it may respond with tiredness, unrefreshing sleep, and a general sense of apathy.
Through Food Sensitivity Testing it is possible to aid the body in detoxifying and achieving greater levels of health. When the body is attempting to detoxify itself in certain cases the toxins are pushed out into the skin; this may result in acne, eczema, hives and various skin conditions. So by avoiding certain foods these conditions can be alleviated.
Individuals who are sensitive to specific substances such as animal hair, detergents and cosmetic ingredients can develop contact allergies. By identifying the specific substances that aggravate conditions relating to them can be improved.
I was suffering for a number of months with a skin irritation that left my neck, lips and eyelids very red, itchy and sore. I went to my GP who prescribed a steroid cream which of course alleviated the condition for a short while but inevitably it would return. This was causing me a great deal of upset and so I found Michael's details in the Yellow Pages and felt drawn to contacting him. Shortly after commencing a homeopathic remedy the condition started to improve and continued to do so over a period of time. Michael is so approachable and easy to talk which helped me to open up so that he was able to prescribe a remedy that was truly holistic. My skin today is clear which is such a relief and I can never thank Michael enough for his time, expertise and care.
I have known Michael Thompson for over 30 years. He has treated my family on many occasions.
One in particular was when my daughter was suffering from chronic eczema and the creams from the GP were not making any difference at all. A few hours after taking the homeopathic remedy from Michael the healing process started, and the eczema never returned.
Another daughter had ear trouble when she worked as a telephonist, and was sent to a consultant who told her she would eventually be completely deaf. She visited Michael who treated her and the ears completely healed up.
I recently spent a few days in hospital when i was fitted with a pacemaker. My general health was good and i was given no medication. This fact was remarked on by the doctors I saw.
Thanks to Michael for his care and professionalism.
Michael is a Fellow of the Society of Homeopaths (UK), Member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland, Member of the British Institute for Allergy & Environmental Therapy, Member of the British Complementary Medicine Association.
Acupuncture, Allergy Testing / Treatments, Cupping, Homeopaths, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)