According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health depends on the state of the body’s vital energy, or Qi. A smooth and balanced flow is associated with a healthy body, while a disrupted, obstructed or deficient flow manifests in illness. The aim is to treat the person and their constitution, as well as their condition, by restoring balance in their vital energy or Qi.
Within the framework of the Five-Element system, physical findings as well as the person’s history enable the practitioner to organise a diagnosis. This helps identify the element, organ or bodily function that under internal or external stress, becomes imbalanced and initiates a state of disease.
The insertion of ultra fine needles into specific points along the body’s energy pathways can stimulate the human body’s natural healing response, release pain-killing endorphins and improve functioning of the hormonal system.
Modern studies have revealed that acupuncture can raise the level of specific hormones, prostaglandin, T-cell counts, gamma globulin, opsonins and overall anti-body levels.
Carole has experience in using acupuncture for hormonal imbalances and during pregnancy. More specifically treatment can be useful for:
|Irregular Periods||Bloating||Heavy Periods||Cravings|
|Unexplained infertility||Secondary infertility|
|Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)||Endometriosis and Fibroids|
|Morning Sickness||Constipation||High Blood Pressure||Induction|
|Breech Presentation||Anxiety||Post-Natal Depression||Insomnia|
You will be asked about your current symptoms and any treatment you have received so far, your medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. This information, along with pulse diagnosis, will allow your practitioner to fully assess your general state of health in order to identify your underlying pattern of disharmony. This full diagnosis will allow your acupuncturist to tailor a treatment suited to your individual needs.
Initial consultations take 1½ hour and follow ups take 45 minutes. The frequency of treatment varies depending on the severity of the imbalance, for how long the condition has been present, and whether or not anything in the person’s lifestyle is interfering with the progress of healing.
Initially, most people will need to get weekly treatment before improvement can be maintained, and then treatments will gradually be spaced out.
Carole trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (UK) and went on to complete a one-year apprenticeship in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.
She worked in private practice in London for 6 years, including 4 years working at the Kite Clinic, which specialises in the use of acupuncture for fertility and hormonal problems. She has a special interest in the use of acupuncture for women’s health and stress related conditions, including tiredness, insomnia, depression, headaches or IBS.
She is a fully insured practitioner, an Overseas insured Member of the British Acupuncture Council (OMBAcC), and member of the Societat d’Acupuntores de Catalunuya (SAC) as well as a qualified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist.
Treatment is available in English, Spanish or French.