Acupuncture with Judy Lenton
Judy decided to pursue a career in acupuncture after experiencing the positive change that it had on her own lifestyle and well-being, this was complimented by her own previous experience in western medicine, coming from a background in nursing.
Judy obtained her Licentiate in Acupuncture, and BA (Hons) degree in Traditional Acupuncture, in the classical Five Element style, from the internationally renowned College of Traditional Acupuncture, Warwickshire, in affiliation with Oxford Brookes University.
Judy treats patients with a diverse range of conditions helping people from all age groups and is a passionate believer in the positive benefits on both physical and emotional levels that may be obtained on receiving acupuncture treatment.
Judy is a member of the British Acupuncture Council; as such abides by the Council's Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct and is covered by full professional indemnity insurance in addition to a licence to practice acupuncture.
Judy continues to update her practice skills by attending courses, workshops and other programmes that offer continuing professional development and greatly enjoys her role as a clinical supervisor for the Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa.
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and 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 equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects their lives.
Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is a gentle, safe, effective and natural way of treating many conditions, acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world.
HOW CAN ACUPUNCUTRE HELP YOU?
Good Health is not just the absence of pain or disease. Traditional acupuncture as a holistic treatment can potentially help a wide range of conditions to maintain the body's equilibrium by focusing on all aspects of well-being, physical, mental and emotional providing an improved quality of life.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of 'qi', (pronounced 'chee') your body's vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness, acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of well-being. You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
Traditional Acupuncture may be beneficial where people feel unwell without being 'ill' in the Western sense.
The British Acupuncture Council are gathering a body of research detailing what acupuncture can help. They have also created a range of downloadable fact sheets which you can access here or you can contact me for information specific to you
During the consultation Judy will use a number of subtle diagnostic techniques to formulate a complete picture of your health. This will include taking a full, detailed, medical history, reading your pulses and looking at your tongue. Based on this information she will make a full traditional diagnosis and put together a personal treatment plan to treat your specific symptoms and health complaints.
Your progress will be reviewed at each subsequent consultation, prior to any treatment given.
Frequency and number of sessions depends on your individual condition. Some change is usually felt within five or six treatments, although occasionally just one or two treatments are sufficient. Some people choose to have regular acupuncture to maintain good health.
At each treatment, specific acupuncture points will be selected according to your symptoms as well as your underlying energy pattern. Sealed, sterile, disposable needles are used, the needles are much finer than those used for injections and blood tests and may be inserted and removed immediately or retained in situ or a few minutes depending on the treatment being administered. A momentary tingling sensation or a slight dull ache may be experienced but this does vary with the individual. Most people who come for acupuncture treatment find the experience very relaxing and enjoyable, despite any initial scepticism or reservations about needles.
Alongside the treatment of specific health conditions, most people experience many of the following additional benefits. An increase in energy levels, vitality and well-being. Feeling more positive, calm and relaxed and better able to cope better with stress. An improvement in hair skin and nails, positive changes can be noted in sleep, mental alertness and clarity of thinking. Strengthened immune systems guard against colds and infections. Libido and fertility can also benefit from acupuncture treatment.
Q & A
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on each individual. Responses to treatment do vary considerably from person to person and will depend on the nature of the condition being treated. Many people with acute conditions experience a real improvement in symptoms almost immediately. For people with longer term and more complex cases, change can be more subtle and usually require more treatments over a longer period of time.
How often will I need treatment?
Initially most patients attend for acupuncture on a weekly basis for the first few treatments. As symptoms improve so the interval between treatments is extended. Most people notice some improvement after just a few treatments. Progress and frequency of appointments are reviewed regularly.
Does it hurt?
The needles used are extremely fine and cannot be compared to other needles. When inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache. Sometimes they stay in for just a couple of seconds and at other times may be left in place for 5-20 minutes, depending on the effect required. During treatment, patients commonly experience a pleasant feeling of relaxation.
Is it safe?
The acupuncture needles used in treatment are pre-sterilised, blister packed, single use, disposable. They are made of high quality stainless steel. All members of the British Acupuncture Council are required to work within clear standards relating to hygiene and safety. These standards have been approved by the Department of Health and provide protection against the transmission of infectious diseases.
Are there any side effects?
After treatment some patients may feel a little sleepy while others report that they feel more relaxed and have more energy.
Should I tell my doctor I'm having acupuncture?
If you are receiving treatment from your doctor then it can be helpful to let them know about any acupuncture treatment you plan to have. Acupuncture is increasingly recognised as being an effective complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatment and an excellent treatment option for a whole range of conditions. You should also give your acupuncturist details of any medication you are taking.
If your question is not listed here please do not hesitate to call or contact Judy.
Free 20 minute consultation to discuss the suitability of acupuncture either at the clinic or by telephone if desired.
Treatments last approximately 1 hour and cost - £45.00
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As Judy is a member of the British Acupuncture Council BAcC, if you have a health insurance policy, it may be possible to claim back all or part of your treatment costs. Please check with your provider prior to the commencement of treatment. Companies that include this cover are:
The British Acupuncture Council keeps an 'open' list of private health insurers that is frequently reviewed and updated.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
To book an appointment telephone: 01480 399607
Appointments are available:
Mondays: 9am - 5pm
Tuesdays: 1pm - 6pm
Fridays: 9am - 7pm
Mobile: 07557 282617
Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply for missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.