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ACUPUNCTURE

Spinal or para-vertabral acupuncture therapy uses the central nervous system to treat the whole body; it can be used to help reduce inflammation, hypersensitivity, pain, muscular spasms and aches. It can also activate and strengthen the functioning of the internal organs.

Specific spinal nerves control organs and can be regulated to bring about changes to the whole body which stimulates internal harmony and well being and relief or cure a variety of symptoms and conditions. There are 34 para-vertebral points used in spinal acupuncture.

SOME OF THE CONDITIONS TREATED:
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breast discomfort
  • Bronchitis/cough
  • Coeliac disease
  • Cold/Numb extremities
  • Crohn's disease
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Indigestion/Gastric Ulcers
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Lowered Immunity
  • Lumbago/Lumbar Pain
  • Menstrual/Urinary Tract Pain
  • Muscular Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Stress/Tension/Irritability
  • Neck Pain/Headaches

The treatment will be for 45 mins. Needles are placed in the para-spinal region and may also incorporate other traditional Chinese points.

The needles are then manipulated to initiate waves of Qi.

Needles and surrounding areas will then be heated with an infrared heat lamp. Once the needles are taken out the paraspinal muscles will be massaged.

Patients may feel stiffness or aches for 1 to 2 days following treatment but will feel significantly better after day 3.

Some patients may feel symptoms are relieved directly after treatment but return a few days later, this shows the treatment is beginning to work and more treatments are needed.

Feeling very relaxed or tired after treatment is very common.

 

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PRACTITIONER - PAUL ELDRIDGE

Paul is a qualified Paraspinal Acupuncturist and has started offering this treatment at the Martinvale Clinic. Spinal or Hou Tuo Jai Ji uses needling to stimulate the central nervous system, thus increasing muscle tone, promoting blood circulation and warming of the extremities. It also produces a sense of well being and relief to a variety of symptoms and conditions.

Paul Eldridge

Qualifications

  • DIP Paraspinal Acupuncture
  • IHCD Technician
  • IHCD Paramedic HCPC registered

Further professional expertise

Paul qualified as a Paramedic in 2000 and has worked within the NHS since 1997 in the frontline accident and emergency service. He brings to the clinic many years of experience dealing with a vast range of health matters. Paul is a state registered paramedic and is also HCPC registered.