Ancient and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Balance Yin and Yang to restore equilibrium
You can expect safe, effective, compassionate and confidential care from fully qualified master practitioner Lydia Edwards. Acupuncture works on the philosophy that the human body has energy channels that are most commonly known as meridians. Energy, known as qi (pronounced chi), should flow freely through these channels but if the qi becomes deficient or blocked, we can suffer from unpleasant symptoms and become unhealthy.
Traditional and Ancient Chinese Acupuncture is performed by inserting very fine, sterile, disposable needles into the body's acu-points which are located on the meridians. Acupuncture is NOT like having an injection, and is not painful! Acupuncture treatment is safe alongside conventional medical treatment.
Acupuncture can help with muscular skeletal (e.g. back) issues, emotional imbalance (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression), male health or gynaecological issues, weight loss, stopping smoking, chronic conditions (e.g. fibromyalgia), headaches, migraines, improving fertility, tinnitus and many other conditions.
What Happens During the initial Consultation?
The patient is asked to answer detailed questions about their health - this takes around 45 minutes. The tongue and pulse are also examined in order to make a diagnosis. This in turn determines how many needles will need to be inserted, and on which acu-points these insertions will take place. Lydia always take time to make sure the patient is comfortable with the treatment procedure and knows exactly where the pins will be inserted.
All patient information is always treated with the utmost confidentiality.
After this initial consultation and as part of the first session you will have your first acupuncture treatment. Usually a few fine sterile needles will be placed in the back, feet, hands or abdomen and are usually left in for around 20 minutes. We think of the body as one working system - give too many "instructions" to it and it will get confused - this is why we only use 2 - 9 needles at any one time usually. For muscular-skeletal issues more needles may be used.
Patient Feedback :
"Lydia has a very re-assuring and understanding manner particularly if you are anxious about needles as I am. She is a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner and I would highly recommend her."
"Lydia is an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and intuitive practitioner." She is also a lovely person and I have always felt thoroughly safe and cared-for during my treatment sessions. I have been amazed and delighted with the positive changes in my health, despite suffering from a life-long health condition for which there is "no cure" - or so the medics say! Lydia always explains everything that she is doing, and the reason for it, as your treatment progresses. Acupuncture and Tui Na seem to be able to address an extremely wide range of physical and mental/emotional ailments. I am therefore delighted to recommend Lydia as an extremely professional and gifted Complementary Health Practitioner.
£80 for initial 70 minute treatment, £50 for subsequent 45 minute appointments.
Auricular (ear) Acupuncture
Treatment tailored specifically towards your needs-nicotine addiction / weight loss / stress, anxiety, PTSD, or just a general detox the NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detox Association) can help.
45 minute appointment includes the insertion of 5 or 6 needles in each ear pre-determined without the need for lengthy consultations, however still be specifically tailored to your individual needs, chargeable at £50
This treatment assists in helping the body detox and help with withdrawal symptoms of sugar / alcohol / nicotine such as headaches, body aches, sweating and emotional disturbances. This treatment is also used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and can help feelings of well-being and relaxation.
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture
Rejuvenate and freshen your skin
Acupuncture to stimulate collagen production, and decrease fine lines. Reducing dryness, redness, greasy and bumpy skin. An anti-aging, natural and holistic non surgical facelift.
No scalpels, no filler overload. Absolutely no buccal fat removal. Just a natural way to rejuvenate the face for more youthful, natural dewy looking skin. We recommend using acupuncture points on the body as well at the same time for their synergistic benefits not only for the face but also for general health and wellbeing.
Basic 4 point facial enhancement acupuncture with additional body points or 9 point holistic facelift with additional body points.
Initial 70 minute appointment chargeable at £80 which includes first treatment, £50 per 45 minute treatment thereafter.
Intensive Facial enhancement - Micro Needle therapy (MNT) is also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT).
This treatment is a more detailed acupuncture treatment concentrating on fine lines, with lots more very fine needles being inserted in the face for maximum stimulation, leading to more collagen production which in turn, tightens and lifts your face. We know collagen decreases with age, contributing to skin wrinkling and sagging. We also include non invasive facial facelift acupuncture points as well recommending we perform acupuncture on some of the body's Acu points also (optional and recommended)
Treatments involve lifting the face particularly around the "jowls" as well as targeting wrinkles and facial lines. It can take between 3 - 6 treatments to notice a more lasting change. A course of 10 treatments is recommended.
Optional and at no added cost is a relaxing and uplifting holistic Chinese face massage, using Medik8 products and Tui Na techniques that further increases the glow of the skin. Medik8 products have been specially designed for application following Micro Needle Therapy, and we have various products to choose from such as B5 serums, Retinol and Peptides, as well as cleansing and moisturising creams.
Two hour initial appointment chargeable at £150, with maintenance treatments thereafter chargeable at £100 per hour and a half treatment. Should you decide to book the recommended 10 treatments after your initial treatment investment is £900 upfront (Which includes your initial consultation and treatment cost saving you £150)
Contact Phoenix Rising Clinic to book a consultation with Lydia who is a recognised and certified FEA (Facial Enhancement Acupuncture) practitioner.
Electro - Acupuncture
For Pain Relief
Same protocol as Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, with the addition of attaching the needles to clips, to a device that generates small electrical impulses.
Great for any Chinese Medicine Diagnosis of an "excess" painful condition, which Lydia will diagnose in the initial appointment. Chargeable at £80 for a 70 minute initial consultation plus treatment. £50 per 45 minutes appointment thereafter.