Acupuncture in Wem and Whitchurch by experienced acupuncturist Liz Castle MBAcC for a wide range of conditions. Traditional techniques and modern standards in acupuncture, moxibustion, acupressure, cupping, ear acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Contact Liz on 01948 880170
About Liz Castle M.B.Ac.C Acupuncturist
Liz Castle is a well established and experienced Acupuncturist who qualified in 1995 and practices Acupuncture and associated techniques at Healing Thyme in High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Liz is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Appointments are also available at The Harmony Centre, Maypole Court, Wem.
Acupuncture originated in China and belongs to a well established and complex system of medicine. Very fine needles are inserted into carefully chosen points on the body with the aim of promoting health. Acupuncture is used by people of all ages with a wide range of conditions.
Moxibustion is an integral part of Chinese medicine, sometimes used alongside acupuncture. Moxibustion describes the use of moxa, a dried herb called mugwort (Latin name: Artemisia vulgaris) - to warm and stimulate acupuncture points or meridians. The herb is lit and its gentle heat permeates into the body over the skin or through a needle. Moxa is sometimes used when the patient's complaint is diagnosed in Chinese Medicine as a "cold" condition, or to tonify certain points.
Acupressure and Meridian Massage
Acupressure massage is a style of massage which also has its roots in oriental medicine. It involves a wide range of massage techniques directed towards the meridians (or channels) and points, which have particular effects and areas of influence. It is given in a seated or lying position, often through light clothing. Liz sometimes uses palpation and massage techniques before or during an acupuncture treatment, but acupressure can also be used with those few for whom acupuncture is unsuitable. As with acupuncture, the treatment is given according to the principles of Chinese Medicine, to ensure that it is tailored to the person's individual needs.
Cupping is a traditional adjunct to acupuncture. It combines well with acupuncture and there are many cupping techniques used for different therapeutic effects. The traditional use of fire to create suction within the cups is now often replaced by the use of specially designed suction cups.
A more recent addition to the practice of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture is the use of a gentle low frequency stimulation to the needles. It can feel like a gentle tingling or tapping, and is kept to a comfortable intensity. As with cupping, it is not suitable for all people or all conditions, but may be used where appropriate to your needs.
Ear (auricular) acupuncture involves the use of very fine needles in specific points in the outer ear. This technique can be used alongside traditional acupuncture, or in some cases as a stand alone treatment.
Please ring Liz on 0194 888 0170 to find out more about how acupuncture can help you.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Liz is also registered with The Health Care Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist.
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)