Acupuncture is an elegant tailor made system of medicine which nurtures a person back to health. It has worked for thousands of people for thousands of years.
Welcome to Helen Midwinter MortenAcupuncture is an elegant tailor made system of medicine which nurtures a person back to health. It has worked for thousands of people for thousands of years.
As is the case with any medicines there are those it helps and those it can not. After you have looked at the available research and spoken to people who have had Acupuncture it is very much a personal choice, as to whether it is right for you.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?Acupuncture can treat specific problems,with patients finding improvements in their general well-being.
Below is a list of some of the conditions I have treated that respond well to Acupuncture.
Allergies: hayfever, eczema, asthma and other allergic reactions.
Anxiety, stress and depression.
Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Digestive problems: including IBS, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal pain.
Tiredness and insomnia: generally run down ,tired, Glandular Fever, Post Viral Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue including symptoms associated with M.E.
Gynaecological problems: PMT, heavy , irregular or painful periods, infertility and menopausal problems.
Life issues, problem solving.
Pregnancy care: morning sickness, heartburn, breach presentation.
Headaches and migraines: vertigo and dizziness.
Painful conditions: including backache, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and trigeminal neuralgia.
Parkinson's and stroke symptoms.
Patients come with a vast array of chronic and acute conditions.Many people come to Acupuncture as a last result, having had their problem for many years and found only limited relief from traditional forms of medicine. Other people are looking for something different and so come to Acupuncture.
The Acupuncture Research Resource Council (ARRC)is a specialist resource for Acupuncture research information. Click on this link to see further research into Acupuncture particulary, articles and latest research.
About AcupunctureWhat is Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine originating in the Far East. It unites our physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological components. Its aim is to improve the overall well-being of a person as well as treat isolated complaints.
How Does Acupuncture Work.
Central to Acupuncture is our vital energy known as Qi (pronounced chee). It is the force in our bodies that warms, protects and moves. It is this energy that gives us life. Qi rises to the surface at certain points and it is here that Acupuncture can influence the energy through inserting fine needles. Qi is then regulated to create the desired effect. As a result patients can experience a change in physical symptoms and an overall sense of well- being.
The Philosophy Behind Acupuncture.
According to Traditional Chinese Philosophy our health is reliant on the body's energy moving in a balanced way through channels which lie under the skin. When this energy becomes disrupted it can result in poor health. Emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet or overwork are all common causes of ill health.
TestimonialsI always look forward to my session with Helen; she listens carefully to my problems and finds the most effective treatment. Helen has a confidently calm manor and explains the different stages of treatment as she goes along which helps me feel more at ease. It leaves me immediately more relaxed and energised which certainly has reduced the tension that develops in my shoulders that arises from the stresses and strains of life.
I would recommend Helen to everyone without hesitation.
After suffering for over 10 years with hormonal migraines I had lost faith in ever finding respite. I’ve finally found it with Acupuncture – Helen has been my saviour.
As a teacher I qualified with an Honours degree with a Bachelor of Education.
My training in Acupuncture was at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and I was awarded a Licentiate in Acupuncture.
I am an accredited Member of the British Acupuncture Council.
I am currently taking part in a 3 year research programme involving childbirth at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford University. We are investigating if Acupuncture, given to first time women who are being induced for labour, reduces their need for an epidural.
My ongoing Continued Professional Development , CPD involves regularly attending courses, meetings and seminars in various aspects of health and Chinese Medicine. I recently attended a course on treating Sports Injuries and another on Headaches.
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)