Jane Wintle

BSc (Hons) Acupuncture

MBAcC

Lic Ac

MEA

I AM OPEN!

I am absolutely delighted to inform you that I am now able to re-open and am pleased to be able to take bookings for appointments. 


The clinic has been fully risk assessed and has a COVID-19 secure certificate. As always your health, well being and safety is paramount, however, I have had to implement a few small changes in order to comply with the stringent safety measures advised by the government to keep us all safe, and have listed the changes you can expect to come across below.


Firstly, as the work I do brings me within 1 metre of you, I do have to insist that both you and I wear a surgical mask for the duration of our time together. I will provide you with one upon arrival and politely request that you use the one provided rather than one from home.


Secondly, the way our appointments are structured needs to change very slightly. It is important for all patients safety that I keep any potential expose to COVID-19 and any ensuing viral load risk to a minimum. For this reason, I am only able to spend a maximum of 15 minutes in the room wth you at any one time. This,  in no way, will affect the quality of your treatment and in practice, all it actually means is that I will consult with you and read your pulse as usual, and then after inserting the needles, will ensure you are comfortable and step out of the treatment room into my office, leaving you with a bell to call me should you need anything. After 20 minutes I will return to remove the needles and rebook you another appointment. 


Thirdly, I am still able to accept cash payments if this is your preference, but am only able to accept the newer polymer notes as these are easily sanitised. You are also welcome to pay by card, cheque or by online bank transfer.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture are one of the oldest continuous health care systems known to man. This ancient healing modality was developed in China thousands of years ago by clever Chinese doctors who had already developed a deep understanding of the body, it’s inner and outer workings and methods of how to heal it, thousands of years before the advent of Western Medicine as we know it today.


Since then this Far Eastern knowledge has continued to grow and be refined to give us the wonderful healing method we use today. Interestingly, acupuncture is used by more people, in more countries, than any other healing modality!


Modern technology continues to scientifically prove the efficacy of Acupuncture and the existence of the meridian systems used by those very first ancient practitioners, and its use is becoming more and more accepted in the West as a real alternative to the drug treatments of Western Medicine. Indeed it is now recognised by NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for its therapeutic effects and under PSA (Professional Standards Authority) guidelines, GP’s can now recommend acupuncture with PSA recognised acupuncturist’s such as myself.


Acupuncture has rapidly become the most popular and trusted of all alternative medicines and beautifully complements Western Medical approaches in treating illness and disease, however the ability of Acupuncture as an independent health care system in its own right must not be under estimated.


Acupuncturists use TCM to look at the body, mind and spirit as a whole rather than as separate entities, as is often seen in the Western medicine model. It is this method of diagnosis that allows us, as practitioners, to give our patients such wonderful results. You may come to see me with physical symptoms such as a painful back and leave feeling wonderfully energised, pain free and clear of other bothersome symptoms you may not even have been aware that acupuncture can solve. For more information on each of the therapies included under the TCM umbrella please click on the links above.


An important note on training.

You will notice on my pages that I proudly display the BAcC logo which means I am a full member of The British Acupuncture Council. The requirements for entry to this are very high and ensure that you can rest assured that any acupuncturist who displays this logo is trained to the very highest standards and that the treatment you receive will be of the very highest quality. It also means I am bound to adhere by their incredibly high standards and am covered by very comprehensive insurance.


The British Acupuncture has a fabulous website that the general public are encouraged to browse. It contains many interesting articles on acupuncture. www.acupuncture.org.uk


Not every person who claims to provide acupuncture will be trained to these high standards, there are some very questionable courses advertised on social media that can be completed in as little as 5 hours. I often encounter people who say “I had acupuncture but it didn’t work”, I wonder why!!


Another note worth mentioning, is the difference between the types of acupuncture provided by different practitioners. I am trained in an integrated Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine  approach, which gives me the advantage of being able treat mind, body and spirit as a whole, using meridians and acupuncture points. This training provides me with the ability to treat a huge range of afflictions from skin conditions, mental health complaints and headaches to painful knees and backs, and many things in between. Some other practitioners such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths may also make use of the acupuncture needle, however their approach and training is very much shorter and very different to that of a traditional acupuncturist and the emphasis of their treatment using the needle, is to break muscle spasms and relieve pain through a technique known as dry needling.  I feel it is very important that the general public are aware of the differences in approach so they are able to make an informed decision on the best type of practitioner and course of treatment for them.

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