The overall aim of acupuncture is to re-establish the free flow of Qi and blood to trigger the body's natural response and restore harmony
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Making authentic Japanese acupuncture accessible to everyone
Japanese Meridian Therapy is a comprehensive approach to treating the body using subtle needle techniques and heat therapy to create a relaxing and therapeutic experience. These techniques have been developed over the last four hundred years by blind and visually impaired practitioners and I’m honoured to be part of their legacy.
Toyohari Meridian Therapy is unique to Japan and is part of the oldest system of acupuncture still in daily use
The ancient Chinese understood that the date we are born affects our core health and how we live our lives affects our symptoms, so this is my focus in treatment planning.
“The superior practitioner treats what is not yet ill. The mediocre practitioner treats what is ill already”
Nan Jing chapter 77
Helps treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Korean Hand Therapy
Points on the hands are stimulated in the same way body acupuncture points are used in treatments.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicines are ingested into the body to help alleviate symptoms or to treat various health conditions.
Specific points are activated on the ear using inserted needles in the same way acupuncture points are used on the body.
What patients say about Daruma Acupuncture
Charlie listened attentively and asked a number of questions. I did not feel rushed through this session, as has been the case with conventional medicine, and I instantly felt that I could have full trust and confidence in Charlie.
He managed to make my pain bearable with just one treatment. I have been seeing him regularly and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. With each visit I have felt so much better, and he has been able to explain to me exactly why my problems have been occurring.
Charlie knew just what to do to improve my condition. After years of grappling with a GP’s diagnosis of fibromyalgia and struggling to improve my health from within that framework of thinking, it is acupuncture that has given me a concrete improvement.
Do I need to prepare for my treatment?
It’s important to make sure you’ve eaten on the day of your treatment but try to leave at least an hour of going without food before your treatment. It’s best not to drink alcohol, coffee, or any caffeine drinks before or after your treatment.
Is it painful?
Japanese acupuncture is a very gentle style of acupuncture. It uses many non-invasive techniques and when we do insert a needle, we use the thinnest needles and usually only just into the skin. The majority of patients do not realise the needle is there.
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is one of the safest therapies in the world when applied by a professionally trained and experienced practitioner. It’s why we train for over three years with many practical assessments and exams before we can get licensed to practice.
How will I feel after my treatment?
Treatment is designed to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism and to get all the internal organs working together in harmony. This can have a very therapeutic effect with patients feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated after treatment.