Many practitioners make claims offering the best acupuncture services in London. But what exactly should you look for in London’s best acupuncturist?
An Acupuncturist should be well qualified and experienced professional who should have completed the requisite training to be safe and worthwhile. He should be a Member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC).
BAcC is the foremost professional body for professional acupuncturists in the UK requiring the highest minimum standards of education and training. To join, members must have completed a 3 year degree level course at the least which includes many clinical hours of supervised practice.
Services offered by an Acupuncturist include treating chronic illness, muscular and physiological disorders, and hormonal and gestational conditions.
When looking for a treatment for these issues, there are several things to consider. First, you may have been through the traditional medical system without finding a cure for your ailment. In this regard, acupuncture can offer treatments otherwise not provided by the NHS. However, finding the right person for the job can be tricky.
That’s why we’re going to cover some of the basics of finding London’s best acupuncturist for your condition.
What’s an Acupuncturist?
Acupuncture is an age-old medical tradition. It dates back over 2500 years. However, as of 2020, the UK health service has recognised the importance of Acupuncture professionals.
The use of acupuncture needles has been thoroughly researched. Findings indicate that acupuncture can stimulate nerves, muscles and tissues to activate the body’s natural pain relief mechanisms.
What Can an Acupuncturist Treat?
As a result, acupuncture is often used to treat conditions that relate to chronic pain issues. In fact, the UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advocated for acupuncture as a primary treatment for this ailment. Also, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has also found Acupuncture to help treat:
- Migraines and headaches.
- Blood pressure issues
- Gastric related conditions
- Low-back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Osteoarthritis/Knee Pain
Unique Treatment Plans
However, despite these overarching goals, not all treatment plans are equal. As with traditional Chinese philosophy, acupuncture needs to be used holistically as part of a broader treatment programme.
Practitioners who do not recognise this can do more harm than good for their patients. When seeking acupuncture treatment, the aim is to treat the person, not just the symptoms. This means a whole-body approach to curing illness.
Acubody has well trained, experienced and qualified acupuncturists like Duncan McGechie and Inbal Sivan but also are expertise in various other treatments that include a combination of acupuncture and Shiatsu massage, and if necessary, are supplemented by Chinese herbal medicine. Not to limit this, they also have Pilates and movement specialist like Bridget Montague with whom can offer complete integrated solutions.