Birmingham Acupuncture Clinic
The Guildhall Practice provides excellent acupuncture treatments in Birmingham. Acupuncture – As a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatments, acupuncture provides an effective solution for many conditions. It is a holistic treatment which understands that factors such as stress, tiredness or emotional upset, as well as physical trauma, can lead to physical symptoms.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM ACUPUCTURE?
Mark’s approach is to create a good rapport with the patient to make them feel relaxed and comfortable, take a thorough medical history and implement the best course of treatment for their symptoms and their situation.
Acupuncture treatment involves having very fine needles gently inserted into acupuncture points that help the healing process. Sometimes, in the case of muscular problems for example, the points selected are where the pain is felt. The acupuncturist may also select other points around the body to help holistically with the body’s healing process.
Acupuncture needling generally feels mild, like a dull ache. Patients often describe a feeling of very deep relaxation after an acupuncture treatment so it’s best not to plan anything too hectic afterwards, although driving and walking are fine. Sometimes a stand-alone acupuncture treatment will suffice for conditions such as muscular pain, especially if it is used in conjunction with massage and a post-treatment exercise programme the practitioner may recommend. For more chronic conditions such as migraines, a course of treatment will be needed. The acupuncturist will talk through the best treatment plan with the patient so they can be fully onboard with the treatment process.
” Treating the patient as an individual is at the core of acupuncture treatment. “
BA (Hons) and Lic.Ac in Traditional Acupuncture
Member of the British Acupuncture Council
Sports Injury Massage ITEC Level 3 Diploma
Mark graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 2004 and taught on their degree programme for 5 years. As well as using acupuncture needles he has developed massage skills by using acupressure where the hands are used to stimulate the acupuncture points instead of needles. This led to a postgraduate diploma in Sports Injury Massage in 2022. Mark is currently training towards a 2nd Dan black belt in Goju Ryu Karate and is interested in different approaches to fitness, strength and conditioning training as well as the use of breathing techniques to help with pain, stress and anxiety.
Mark uses acupuncture or sports massage or often a combination of both depending on what will be most effective for the patient’s condition and what approach they prefer. Over the years he has gained experience in successfully treating a range of conditions including:
Headaches and migraine symptoms
Musculoskeletal pain from sports injuries or from postural issues
Rhinitis (hay fever) and sinus problems
Stress and anxiety-related symptoms
Fertility issues (male and female)
Digestive problems such as IBS
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Our team are passionate about using the latest medical research along with complementary treatment approaches in order to offer the most effective and efficient treatment for you and your individual needs.
"THE FRIENDLY AND RELAXED ATMOSPHERE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AS WELL AS CARED FOR FROM YOUR VERY FIRST VISIT. "