I pride myself on my client care. Each treatment and consultation is completely unique and tailored to the individual’s needs and lifestyle.
Q: How Do Treatments Work?
A: Step One – Complete Your Online Pre-Consultation Form. This enables us to put the right treatment plan in place for your individual needs.
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Step Two – During your initial appointment Jenny will go through your full case and medical history in detail, and you will have your first Acupuncture session.
Step Three – Your individual treatment plan will include an estimated timescale, and number of sessions required.
Step Four – Reduce Frequency
Once your particular pain is gone, I then reduce the frequency of follow-up visits, and prepare you for finishing treatment. Some patients enjoy regular “tune-ups” to maintain good health and keep you active and feeling great. This is purely a personal decision though.
Q: What are the benefits of acupuncture?
A: The benefits are listed here and are cumulative, therefore more than one treatment is necessary. You can expect to have 3 – 6 treatments.
Q: How do I prepare for my Acupuncture Appointment?
A: Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing
To receive an optimal full-body treatment, you will be required to roll up your sleeves and pant legs, and you may be asked to remove your shirt. Wearing the appropriate clothing will make it easier for your practitioner to reach all of the necessary acupuncture points on your body, and it will make your treatment more comfortable and enjoyable.
Some ideas for what to wear:
Yoga pants that can roll above the knee
Tank tops & shorts
Please arrive early if you would like to change clothes in the bathroom before your treatment.
Please refrain from wearing:
Q: What Modalities Can Be Used Alongside Acupuncture?
During a moxibustion treatment Jenny lights one end of a moxa stick, roughly the shape and size of a cigar, and holds it close to the area being treated for several minutes until the area turns red.
Cupping is an ancient form of treatment used for treating mainly musculoskeletal issues, especially back pain.
Glass or bamboo cups are heated with a flame before being placed on the skin to created localised pressure by vacuum.
Several cups may be placed on a patient’s body at the same time.
The lip of the cup creates a seal. As the air inside the cup cools, a firm suction/vacuum is created. Skin and muscle tissue are drawn up into the cup. Cupping therapy is mainly performed on one’s back because there are five meridians on your back. When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body.
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the ‘Meridians’ of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.
The cups, when removed, sometimes leave temporary marks in the form of red rings or the marks may look like bruises. This is perfectly normal and is not sore; it is just discolouration from stagnant blood and fluids in the area being drawn to the surface and out of the muscles and deeper tissues.
Cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain.
During electroacupuncture the inserted needles are attached to a device that generates an electric pulse using small clips. This gives a stronger stimulation to the acupuncture points and is especially useful in treating long-standing conditions and musculoskeletal injuries.
Acupuncture is not a miracle cure. While you may get instant relief from taking medication or drugs they are usually just masking symptoms and not actually treating the underlying cause of illness.
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes, and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Jenny McElvaney does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Jenny are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, please see your doctor.
Consultation and first treatment – approx. 1 hour
Follow-up treatments – approx. 45 mins – 1 hour