Acupuncture is a therapy in which very fine needles are inserted into the skin at designated points chosen for their therapeutic effect.

Acupuncturist practicing acupuncture at Brook Green Clinic Hammersmith

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is based on a sophisticated theory of the flow of Qi around the body. When the flow of Qi is blocked the result is disease, pain or a sense of disharmony. Needles are inserted into these points where the flow of Qi is blocked to help re-establish the flow thereby improving health.

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Charles Bourne Acupuncturist at Brook Green Clinic Hammersmith

Meet Our Practitioner

Charles Bourne joined the team in April 2008 and specialises in ‘5 Element’ and ‘8 Principles’ acupuncture. Charles has a keen interest in healing and has been a guest speaker at the Royal Society of Medicine and while at Cambridge University he undertook a study into spiritual healing as a chapter in Spiritual Healing: Religious and Scientific Perspectives.

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What is involved?

In the first session a comprehensive case history is taken, followed by a short physical examination which includes observation of your tongue and pulse.
In a typical treatment between about 4 and 20 needles will be used. These may be inserted and removed immediately or left in for up to half an hour. The needles are very fine and when they are inserted a dull ache or tingling sensation is normally felt.

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Patient recieving acupuncture at Brook Green Clinic Hammersmith

Preparing for treatment

Avoid coming to the treatment on an empty or full stomach and wear minimal amounts of makeup and perfume to allow the practitioner to make an accurate reading of your colour and tone. Avoid alcohol 24 hours before and after treatment and drink plenty of water and take as much rest as possible to help flush out your system.

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Acupuncture at Brook Green Clinic

Acupuncture can be used to treat the following conditions:

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