“Not only was I having severe hot flushes every two hours during the day, they continued into the night making it impossible to sleep. However after my first couple of treatments I noticed a huge difference, I could sleep through the night and my symptoms diminished considerably and have now virtually disappeared. Thank you Jackie for dramatically improving my quality of life.” Sharon -52 years
Hello, my name is Jackie Graham and welcome to my page.
I qualified as an acupuncturist in 2014 and since then I have treated many people for a variety of conditions. This page gives you a general overview of what acupuncture may be able to help you with. Please visit my other pages to find out the variety of treatments I can offer; the range of conditions for which acupuncture is effective; clinics and prices.
In 2019 I gained a diploma in Acupuncture for Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics giving me specialist knowledge in that area. For more information please visit my Treatments page and also my Blog page. Acupuncture can also be useful for male infertility.
I am at heart a generalist and enjoy helping both men and women cope with a wide range of conditions. If you cannot find what you want on my website please feel free to call me to discuss your issues and I can let you know whether I think I can help.
Overview of Acupuncture
Acupuncture can help you cope with the stresses of modern life. So many of us are juggling work and family. We spend hours in traffic or on public transport, sit for too long at the computer, or fret about arguments with our teenagers. So after a few years of this, our bodies struggle to cope. Often the first time a new patient comes to Chinese Medicine is when the stress starts taking its toll on your body. You get those niggling recurring conditions; a headache, sinusitis, tiredness, indigestion or bloating. As a consequence, you start taking more over the counter medication but the symptoms do not resolve. Perhaps you feel anxious, get panic attacks and have trouble sleeping. Over time this can lead to chronic conditions. If you recognise yourself in any of this you may find that Chinese Medicine has the answer for you.
Many women find acupuncture invaluable at various stages in their lives. Perhaps you suffer with painful periods, PMT, endometriosis or PCOS. Maybe you are pregnant and are finding the going tough, or are trying to get pregnant. Or you have now reached the menopause and are being driven mad by hot flushes and other symptoms. If any of these are you think about giving Chinese Medicine a try. Please visit my Women’s Health page for more information.
Acupuncture Points for Muscle and Joint Pain
People with musculoskeletal issues, such as aching knees, backs, shoulders, find that Chinese Medicine can provide relief. Guasha, massage, moxa and cupping are all treatments under the umbrella of Chinese Medicine which can be be used for muscle and joint pain. I am trained in trigger point therapy and I can use this to help relieve your muscle tension. Typically treatment would be once a week to start with then at longer intervals as the condition responds.
Acupuncture for Anxiety
One area where I have a lot of experience is in helping patients with anxiety. I am an approved practitioner with Anxiety UK. For more information as to how acupuncture can help alleviate anxiety please visit my Blog page.
Allergies, anxiety, migraine and digestive issues are among the common complaints which Chinese Medicine can help relieve. For a comprehensive list of the conditions acupuncture can treat please follow this link to the British Acupuncture website.