The Clinic & Treatment

 

The Clinic

My clinic is a safe and calming environment where patients can be treated in confidence.  It is fully certified by the local authority for acupuncture treatments.

I offer a range of treatments that are carefully considered to meet the specific needs of my patients.

about me

Having trained at the internationally-renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, I practice an integrated style of acupuncture encompassing both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element acupuncture.  This allows me to focus on the whole person at all levels of body, mind and spirit.

 

Having trained for three and half years I obtained a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and License to Practice.  I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK’s largest professional/regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.  Members adhere to strict guidelines and code of ethics.  I carry full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance and am fully registered with West Berkshire Council to carry out the practice of acupuncture.

about acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is a fundamental component of Chinese Medicine, which itself is a complete system of medicine that is over 2,000 years old.

 

Safe and effective, and now widely used and accepted, Chinese Medicine encompasses many modalities, including acupuncture, moxibustion (moxa), cupping, guasha and Tui Na (a form of massage) to name but a few.

acupuncture success

The success of Chinese Medicine lies in its philosophy of dealing with the root cause of disease and approaching the patient as a unique, integrated whole, not just a subset of symptoms. This way, treatment can improve overall physical health, mental-emotional well-being and have a positive impact on a wide array of conditions.  

 

Additionally Chinese Medicine can be a magnificent complement to Western medicine if patients are currently undergoing Western medical treatment and medication.

simple and effective

This simple and effective natural form of medicine has a great deal to offer.  Through the use of fine, sterile needles, acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself when it becomes out of balance.

 

The body, your body, is an amazing piece of machinery, it is designed to do just that....acupuncture just gives it a nudge in the right direction.  

 

When used strategically as part of a clinical diagnosis and when combined with the other treatment modalities, the result is a powerful form of treatment.

Clinic Times, Fees and Conditions

Treatment

times

Monday: 6pm-8pm

​Wednesday:   9am - 9pm

Thursday:       9am - 9pm

Saturday: 9am - 3pm

Clinic fees

Initial Consultation & first treatment (1hr/30mins)  - £50

Further treatments (60 mins) - £40

 

booking conditions

In the event that you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please kindly provide at least 24 hours advanced notice in order to avoid the cancellation charge (75% of the session cost).  

 

Prior to your treatment

  • Please eat a small snack or small meal about 1-2 hours prior to your treatment.

  • Please abstain from vigorous exercise, overexertion, drugs or alcohol on the   day of your treatment.

  • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing.

  • Bring a list of medications you are currently taking.

  • Please do not brush your tongue on the morning of your treatment.

During your treatment

  • Please be prepared to discuss all aspects of your health. It is important to have an overview of your physical and mental well-being in order for me to properly diagnose your present condition/s. I will use other diagnostic tools including observing your tongue and taking your pulse. This will help me form a clear clinical diagnosis and create the most effective treatment plan specifically for you.

 

  • According to the diagnosis of your condition, specific acupuncture points will  be chosen to rebalance your body. The needles are extremely thin, sterile and disposable. Usually, patients feel little or no discomfort and most feel pleasantly relaxed during this time. Needles may be retained for up to 20 or 30 minutes depending upon the diagnosis.

After your treatment

  • Please try to rest. Patients often feel relaxed after the treatment.

  • Please try to avoid any vigorous activities immediately afterwards.

  • Drink plenty of water.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly via email to (annmarie.gabriel@btinternet.com)

if you have any questions or concerns after your treatment.

The Little Acupuncture Clinic

Bank House

13-15 High Street

Thatcham

Berkshire, RG19 3JG

Tel: 07765 255560
Email: 
annmarie.gabriel@btinternet.com

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