If you are looking for acupuncture in Harrow, The Sherwood Clinic offers a highly professional and expert service. Acupuncture is an integral part of the rapid growth of complementary therapy in the UK. It is a very well researched system of healing and pain relief. Acupuncture involves fine needles inserted at key points of the body that relate to different organs. It stimulates nerves in the skin and muscle producing a variety of effects. It Increases the body’s release of natural painkillers (endorphin and serotonin). It produces an improved sense of wellbeing. Our senior acupuncturist at The Sherwood Clinic, Harrow is a member of the British Acupuncture Association and is also an experienced senior pharmacist.
Our trained and experienced physiotherapists also offer acupuncture as an adjunct to their pain relief techniques.
Some of the conditions treated by acupuncture
Back pain and neck pain due to whiplash and spondylitis, shoulder and knee pain, sports injuries, migraine
Abdominal and Bowel Problems
Diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bladder, indigestion
Premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms, period pains
Asthma, eczema, psoriasis, hayfever
Acupuncture is an effective smoking cessation strategy for smokers who need help to give up
Acupuncture can assist weight loss along with regular exercise and a nutrition program
Anorexia and bulimia
Intrasmuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of ‘myofascial pain syndromes’ (chronic pain conditions that occur in the muscles and joints when there is no obvious sign of injury or inflammation). IMS is grounded in Western Medical Science and has a solid foundation in its theory, which is now supported by many experts in the field. It was developed by Dr. C. Chan Gunn of British Columbia in the ’70s when he investigated the large number of mysteriously stubborn cases after frustration with the ineffective modalities he had at his disposal. The treatment utilizes acupuncture needles as they are the thinnest implements available and are designed to penetrate deep within muscle tissue. It specifically targets injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress.
IMS relies heavily on a thorough physical examination of the patient by a competent practitioner, trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. This physical examination is indispensable since chronic pain is often neurological as opposed to structural, and therefore, invisible to expensive X-rays, MRI Tests, Bone and CT Scans. Failure to recognize these signs will result in an inaccurate diagnosis, and thus, a poor starting point for treatment.
To book a session with our Hypnotherapist please contact our receptionist on 0208 869 0000.