Morley Acupuncture Clinic
1 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds LS27 8EG, UK
tel/ fax 0113 2380208
John P. Heptonstall, M.D. (M.A.), D.Sc. (M.A.), B.Sc. (Hons.), M.I.Ac.S., M.B.Ac.C, M.R.S.M
Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture & Moxibustion Specialist
2012 celebrates Morley Acupuncture Clinics 25th Year
and John, who opened this Clinic in November 1987 after more than a decade in the Far East,
continues to dedicate himself to the practice.
What is Acupuncture & Moxibustion ?
Acupuncture and moxibustion is used to treat a wide range of conditions including headaches & migraine, anxiety & depression, arthritis, backache & sciatica, musculo-skeletal disorders, allergies & sensitivities, insomnia, pain-related disorders, bowel & digestive problems, sinus problems, infertility, MS, CFS/PVS/ME and many more.
There are many theories which attempt to explain how acupuncture works. The millennia old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Theory uses the framework of the philosophy of that time when man and nature seem to have been more in tune. More information in treatment of disorders section.
Treatment usually lasts about half an hour, may be given once or twice per week initially and gradually reduced in frequency as the condition improves. The response varies from patient to patient as some feel immediate improvement whilst others improve more slowly, much depends on the type of condition, its severity and length of time suffered, and what medication is being used, so some patients need just a few treatments whilst others need an extensive course of treatment. We strive to effect best results with as few treatments as possible.
For very recent evidence on the variety of conditions acupuncture & moxibustion treats see http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/pubmed/21235072Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2010 Oct;35(5):394-401. "Graded-disease-spectrum of the nervous system of acu-moxibustion therapy was determined based on its clinical efficacy and by fuzzy comprehensive estimation technique". Du YH, Xiong J, Xu YL, Li B, Sun P, Gao X, Chen YW. The First Hospital Attached to Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China. firstname.lastname@example.org. where the eminent scientific academic team states clearly thatA total of 58 medical conditions involving 4 grades and 126 subtypes were included and analyzed. The Grade I contains 14 subtypes such as Bell's palsy (in the acute stage and convalescence stage), primary sciatic neuralgia, migraine (mild type and moderate type), etc. which can be relieved by using acu-moxibustion therapy only. The Grade II contains 53 subtypes, such as transient cerebral ischemic attack, acute cerebrovascular disease (in the convalescence stage and sequelae stage), chronic Bell's palsy (sequelae), Hunt's facial palsy, etc. which can be relieved by using acu-moxibustion as the main therapy. The Grade III contains 22 subtypes, such as acute stage of ischemic cerebrovascular disease (with coma and without coma), acute stage of hemorrhagic ischemic cerebrovascular disease (with coma and without coma), etc. which may be relieved to a certain degree by using acu-moxibustion as the supplementary or main therapy. The Grade IV contains 37 subtypes, such as Wohlfart-Kugelberg-Welander disease, myasthenia gravis (type III and type IV), myasthenia gravis of medicinal herbs resource, chorea major, etc. whose clinical effects are not known if treated with acu-moxibustion. Acu-moxibustion therapy has apparent advantages in the treatment of different clinical conditions of the nervous system."
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