London Acupuncture Therapy
London Acupuncture Therapy, Modern Clinics in South London, Greenwich SE10 , Camberwell SE5 & Batteresa SW8, member of British Acupuncture Council
London Acupuncture clinics run by Mark Kiely Lic Ac, MBAcC, BSc (Hons), a Fully Licensed Acupuncturist operating in London since 2007
What is Acupuncture Therapy?
Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine. This complementary therapy is based upon a healthcare system that has been practised all across East Asia for thousands of years.
During an acupuncture treatment, very fine needles are inserted into specific areas of the body. These needles are packaged in individual sterile packaging, used only once, and then discarded safely. Normally, insertion of the needles involves no pain due to the fineness of the needle.
Acupuncture Treatment and Affordability
The cost of acupuncture often can be covered by health insurance. Mark is a registered provider with some private health insurers.
Mark runs a low-cost acupuncture therapy clinic at a south London G.P surgery. Discounts may also be available when booking a course of treatments at the other clinics where he works.
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Acupuncture In Practice
As well as being an effective treatment for specific conditions, acupuncture therapy can enhance general well-being. Patients who have come for treatment for unrelated issues, often report improved sleep, digestion, and energy levels. Acupuncture is holistic and treats the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and by reconciling these, can enable us to remain healthy and to perform at our peak.
Mark encourages patients to take an active role in the healing process and will provide help and advice regarding lifestyle and traditional Chinese nutritional therapy as well as instruction in simple Qi Gong postures to enhance the acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture Therapy and Conventional Medicine
Clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals are increasingly providing strong evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture. The National Institute of Health in Washington concluded based upon examination of 105 trials that acupuncture was a safe and effective mode of treatment. In this country, a University of Essex study published in the British Journal of General Practice found acupuncture to be an beneficial and cost-effective treatment.
Acupuncture therapy is carried out over a million times a year by conventional medical professionals in this country, over half on the NHS. Since 2003, the World Health Organization has recommended acupuncture as a complementary therapy for a wide variety of conditions. At London Acupuncture Therapy, Mark likes to work closely alongside conventional medicine practitioners to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.