Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese)
Moray Acupuncture offers an excellent standard of cost effective, holistic healthcare in Forres, Elgin and the surrounding areas, using a blend of traditional acupuncture, massage, diet/ lifestyle coaching, and other therapies.
Combining dynamic, patient-centred treatments with a calm, compassionate approach, James aims to achieve optimal therapeutic benefits in the shortest possible time.
James trained for 4 years as an acupuncturist at the International College of Oriental Medicine, and has a first class honours degree in Oriental Medicine from Brighton University and a diploma in Swedish/ therapeutic massage. He regularly attends further, specialist training courses.
A passionate advocate of the benefits of Chinese Medicine, James brings great warmth and experience to his work. In addition to treating many of the pain-related disorders that acupuncture is best known for in the West, he has a special interest in working with psycho-emotional issues, gynaecological and fertility treatments, skin complaints, digestive disorders and childhood illnesses.
An experienced member of the British Acupuncture Council, James has previously established successful practices in Somerset and Nottinghamshire, and volunteered over 3 years in a UN clinic in Nepal.
About Traditional Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.
There is a growing body of research evidence that shows acupuncture to be a cost effective form of treatment for a wide range of conditions, and more and more people are finding this long established therapy can offer an effective solution to all manner of today’s ills.
Acupuncture is considered safe and suitable for all ages, including babies and children. It can also be used alongside and in support of conventional medical treatments.
The traditional system of Chinese medicine looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body’s natural equilibrium. Physical and psycho-emotional aspects of health are seen as entirely interdependent.
Among the most common causes of imbalance and ill-health are: emotional and physical stress; poor nutrition; infection and injury.
What Acupuncture Treats
The World Health Organisation Acupuncture has long supported the role of traditional acupuncture and has published a list of conditions that can be helped with acupuncture treatment, including:
- Pain: headaches, back pain, migraine, sciatica, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome
- Women’s health: fertility, infertility ART, pregnancy, childbirth, endometriosis, period pains, menopausal symptoms, PCOS, PMS
- Digestive disorders: IBS, nausea & vomiting, obesity
- Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
- Acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Asthma, hayfever, colds, flu
- Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, type-2 diabetes
- Hypertension, stroke, multiple sclerosis
For further information on the latest evidence-based research, please visit the British Acupuncture Council’s website: www.acupuncture.org.uk
Diagnosis & Treatment
Traditional acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques to explore each individual’s specific patterns of health and imbalance, and to determine the root cause of illness and the best course of treatment.
Acupuncture treatments involve the insertion of very fine needles at specific points around the body in order to regulate blood flow, alleviate pain, stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms and to balance emotions.Treatments usually last up to an hour (up to 1.5 hours for initial consultation and treatment).
For further information or to make an appointment, please contact James as above.