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© 2019 - Sarah Bristow Registered Practitioner Lc Ac. BSc (Hons) MBAcC
 
Acupuncturist | Shiatsu Therapist | Yoga Instructor

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture

professional acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese health care system which is now widely accepted as safe, effective drug free treatment for good health and pain management.

Essentially, as an acupuncturist I treat you, you as all you are, including a wide range of common health problems. Your specific complaint will be addressed, as well your over-all health and well-being.

Pain management without drugs is achieved by improving muscle elasticity (treating spasm) by improving blood circulation, and promoting systemic and local anti-inflammatory effects. Research has shown that Acupuncture modifies the pain pathways of both the spinal chord and the brain, and increases the body's natural painkillers.

There is also now evidence that Acupuncture can affect most of the body systems, including circulation, hormone output, the nervous system, as well as the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems.

Conditions treated include:

 

  • Back Pain,

  • Neck and Shoulder Pain.

  • Tennis elbow, arthritic joints etc

  • Headaches and Migraine.

  • Menstrual Pain.

  • Menopausal complaints.

  • Digestive problems including IBS

  • Serious life-limiting and chronic diseases, including M.S., and some cancers

  • And many more…

 

Stress and Anxiety can affect most of us to a greater or lesser degree. Acupuncture promotes deep relaxation, relieving some of the following symptoms:

   *  Anxiety and Depression

   *  Panic attacks

   *  Insomnia

For a detailed and extensive list of conditions treated with acupuncture, please refer to the British Acupuncture Council

 

During the Acupuncture treatment I will use very fine needles on a small selection of specific points on the body. You will usually feel a sensation on insertion, but not pain, this quickly disappears. Some needles are left in for 10-20 mins, others are removed immediately.

 

I also include the use of Moxibustion, Cupping and Tuina, if appropriate, to the acupuncture treatments.

British Acupuncture Council website

I practice Acupuncture in Lewes, Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and surrounding areas. 

I was struggling to get up the stairs, my knees felt broken. I was expecting to go for surgery, even though I am 24! With a background of lots of football injuries, and pain, Sarah popped in lots of needles and burnt Moxa, which has done the trick! They are good as new, ready for boxing!

RH

I decided to explore Shiatsu and Acupuncture following a particularly difficult time in my life and am very grateful to have found Sarah. Her kind, gentle, considered approach helped me to overcome my initial concerns over needles and whilst I am unsure how she works her magic, have definitely felt benefits and now consider Acupuncture an integral part of my wellbeing.

CK

I appreciate Sarah’s broad skillset and extensive experience which means she considers issues from multiple approaches. She has helped me with a variety of concerns from injury to boosting my immune system. She is easy to talk to and I enjoy her calm manner.

MM

I’ve been seeing Sarah for a little while now for my Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and she has really helped me cope with joint and ligament pain. Sarah is the only person who’s managed to give me some relief from my jaw pain from Trigeminal neuralgia. Thank you!

ARS

When I first approached Sarah for Acupuncture, I felt fatigued, I was struggling to sleep and my hormones were imbalanced such that I was experiencing monthly migraines. After just three sessions my sleep improved, I was far more relaxed and felt better balanced....

AW

Sarah Bristow, Professional Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Yoga therapist
Phone Sarah Bristow on 01273 803699