WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques which include taking the pulse and looking at the tongue. These techniques have been developed and refined
for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, with your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s Qi, or vital energy.

As members of the British Acupuncture Council, Gus and Heather both practice Traditional Acupuncture.
Gus is qualified in ‘5 Elements’ and Heather in the ‘8 Principles’ approaches. Both use the same points and can acheive similar results. Together these two theories offer the full range of Acupuncture, Diagnosis and Treatment available in the UK.

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional medicine that has been practiced in China and the far east for thousands of years. It has been developed, tested, researched and refined to give a detailed understanding of
the body’s energetic balance. Without the benefit of modern scientific equipment, the first cupuncturists
discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science, such as the impact of emotional stress on the body. Today, modern brain imaging techniques confirm the effects of specific points. Traditional acupuncture has grown steadily in popularity in the UK since the 1970s.

 

How does acupuncture work?
Very fine needles are inserted at precisely located points along energy channels to connect with your body’s Qi. The needles are solid,not hollow like those used for injections). We will decide which points are right for you after a detailed consultation covering every aspect of your health and ifestyle. The aim is to direct the flow of Qi to trigger your body’s healing response and to restore physical emotional and mental equilibrium. reatment is designed to affect your whole being as well as your symptoms so, as the condition being treated improves, you may notice other health problems resolve and an increased feeling of wellbeing.

Does it hurt?Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as the acupuncturist adjusts the needle to direct Qi. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed and this feeling should continue after
they are removed

FINDING THE CLINIC

To find the Coach House Studios, from the central carpark in Wirksworth, walk through the archway to the left of Mercia (Bistro). The studios are on the left

Coach House Studios, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4, UK

MEET THE HEALERS

AUGUSTA (GUS) ASHLEY
I trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and qualifed in 5 Elements and TCM (traditional chinese medicine) styles in 2004.These enable me to treatm a range of health issues, both acute and chronic. I have practiced in various situations: community health and NHS, as well as my private practice. Throughout my career I have deepened my experience and developed my learning and I amhappy to be able to approach both physical, as well as mental/emotional conditions. As well as practicing acupuncture, I work with my husband in our market garden. I enjoy the physicality of working outside with nature bringing a more balanced, supportiveand focused awareness to the clinic (with an added bonus of fresh local produce!) You are welcome to contact me to discuss your specific needs

HEATHER FITTON
I trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture and qualified in TCM/8 Principles approach in 1994. I have practiced in the East Midlands – ottingham,Derby and Derbyshire for over 20 years in both private practice and an NHS-linked project in the inner city. In my experience, I have treated a wide range of both chronic and acute health conditions. My interest is in ‘You’ and what you wish to bring to Clinic, in terms of health and ersonal issues to be addressed.