Christine Smyth B.Sc. (Hons); Lic Ac; MBAcC; M.Sc
Thank you for visiting Christine Smyth Acupuncture. I hope you enjoy browsing this site. Acupuncture and associated Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies can be used effectively to treat a wide range of health problems.
I am a qualified acupuncturist practising both 5-element and TCM styles of acupuncture in Cowes and Ryde.
I gained a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Acupuncture from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
I offer a range of treatments which are individually tailored to suit patients’ requirements to promote their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Treatments are offered from my treatment room in Cowes and from Ryde. I am also available to carry out home visits.
A Community Acupuncture service is currently being established in Ryde. Please contact me to arrange an appointment at the Community Acupuncture Clinic or to find out more information on how ear acupuncture may help you. Acupuncture is at the Ryde Chiropractic and Complementary Therapies Clincic, 81, George Street, Ryde, PO33 2 JF.
TCM AND 5 ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture is one of the oldest and longest surviving forms of medicine in the world. Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary therapies. It involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into specific points on the body. 5 element acupuncture restores the overall balance of energy in the body; it may help you to feel better in a general way, by promoting an improved quality of well-being.
In electro acupuncture a mild electrical current is passed between needles. It is a well-researched method of treatment and evidence suggests that it is may be beneficial for pain in muscles, joints and tendons.
Ear acupuncture, also called auricular acupuncture, involves the insertion of very fine needles into acupuncture points on the ear. It has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is largely helpful in treating problems such as addictions, insomnia, stress, anxiety, joint pain and fertility.
MASSAGE: TUI NA AND INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Tui na massage is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine which uses acupressure massage to promote circulation, reduce pain and discomfort in the muscles or sinews, and promote health. It can be done through clothing, if preferred. Tui na is often used alongside acupuncture.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is a fast, effective technique for de-stressing and calming. A treatment involves the massage of the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face, performed whilst seated in a normal chair. If preferred, aromatherapy oils may be used in this massage. It helps relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as being calming and aiding relaxation; it also improves circulation in the head.
First Class Hons degree from College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.Reading. (Kingston University)
Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (Portsmouth University)
Diploma in Indian Head Massage.
Acupuncture, Chinese Massage, Cupping, Indian Head Massage, Mens Health, Natural Fertility Management, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Womens Health