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About me and Acupuncture

Annie trained primarily as a nurse and worked for many years in the NHS in a variety of different posts including intensive care and as a Nurse practitioner in General practice.  In her early 20´s she suffered a back injury from a work related incident ..the pain became chronic until after having children Annie found herself completely incapacitated and taking regular opiate based medication….not good for a young mum of 29!   she discovered Acupuncture as a way of dealing with the pain…despite the fact she was terrified of needles!  After this she decided to go on and train as an acupuncturist in order to help other people receive the same benefits.  Annie is also a trained counsellor and wears another hat on the island as “my intimate Guru” helping people with their intimate relationship problems.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Many people try Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a “last resort” to serious and complex medical problems and find that it can help them when other treatments could not.

Acupuncture is also often used as a preventative medicine. Many people see their acupuncturist only 2-4 times a year for a “tune up” or “balancing” treatment. This can prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality.

Your acupuncturist will have to look at the onset of your condition and see what your constitutional diagnosis is to determine if Oriental Medicine can help you.  Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine how effective acupuncture would be for you without a full assessment.

The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.  However there are a multitude of other problems that can be treated very successfully such as:

Addictions ·  Allergies · Anxiety · Chronic fatigue · Depression · Hay-fever · IBS · Infertility problems · Insomnia · Menopausal symptoms · Migraine · Pain   Stress · Painful periods · PMS Morning sickness · Sinusitis · Weight control

In her practice Annie say´s there is one overwhelming sensation she has noticed in her patients over the years, it is the deep sense of relaxation they almost always feel during and after their treatment. Many of her patients fall asleep during their session and this deep sense of relaxation can last for hours and for some, days.

So what causes it? Research has shown that Acupuncture causes the body to release neuro-transmitters such as endorphins and serotonin. Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates which relieve pain and increase the patient’s relaxation response.

Endorphins and serotonin also stimulate the adrenal gland which secretes cortisol. Cortisol is the body’s stress-fighting and anti-inflammatory hormone. It helps to regulate immune functions, blood pressure, and glucose metabolism. Thus, the patient can see, over the course of treatments, not only physical improvements but emotional and mental well being as well.

Prices 50€ a session. LACE Member discount: 20%

Contact

acunovamallorca@gmail.com
Tel: +34 971 468 435  ·  Mob: +34 676 333 065
Calle Gilabert de centellas 8-3zq, Palma de mallorca

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