I specialise in Five Element Acupuncture, which treats the whole person, so your treatment will be tailored to you depending on why you have come for treatment. Some people come for treatment with a specific reason and some come for their general well-being.
I also use Traditional Chinese Medicine and incorporate cupping, moxa and guasha into my treatment.
Cupping is the use of suction cups on acupuncture points or areas of the body to move areas that are stuck and can feel like a deep massage when the cups are moved.
Moxa is the burning of a herb and is used to warm areas of the body. It increases flow in the body and helps reduce pain and boosts immunity. It is often used on children especially those who are wary of needles.
Guasha is the use of a tool (traditionally a jade stone) which is rubbed on areas of the body to clear cold and stuck energy in the body and thus improve flow. Again it can feel like a massage.
I may recommend lifestyle changes to assist your well-being. Chinese Medicine teaches that diet, sleep, exercise, our emotions and our general lifestyle strongly affect our health and our ability to feel in balance.
At the first treatment I will ask about your current symptoms and your medical history, including any medication you are on, and your general lifestyle. The number of appointments you will need and how frequently will depend according to why you are coming for treatment, but we will discuss this at your first appointment to fit in with your needs and lifestyle.
For adults, treatments will last about 60 minutes and for children about 30 minutes.
I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy, so appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for.
I went to see Debs as I have had problems with headaches and my jaw (TMJ) for a long time which then lead to a very stiff and sore neck. I went on advice of my orthodontist. Debs has been amazing, my neck pain is easing, it has been present for over 20 years so I don’t expect it to disappear immdeiately but it is getting there. In the four weeks I have seen Debs she seems to has totally harmonised my body. I didn’t realise that is was so out of sink. But now my stress levels are really low, nothing makes me anxious as it did before, I feel so much happier and I have so much energy. I saw her one week when I was trying to fight a cold and by the next day it had disappeared and I felt great again.
Debs is very easy to talk to and her sessions are very therapeutic. I will continue to see her every few weeks just to work on my neck and everything else seems back to normal.
S, Henley-on-Thames, November 2018
HOT FLUSHES AND MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
I contacted Deborah for treatment with a range of menopausal type symptoms which included bad hot flushes, mood swings and lethargy. Over the course of a few weeks my hot flushes have completely ceased and other symptoms massively improved which has been amazing! She is extremely empathetic and thorough and has also offered me some excellent lifestyle suggestions to support and complement her treatment. Go and see her she’s brilliant .
L, Henley-on Thames, November 2018
‘I have been suffering from nose bleeds for years. Upon the suggestion of my Dad, I decided to explore whether acupuncture may resolve the problem. I had previously experienced acupuncture for muscular problems, but I was quite sceptical that it could help with this particular issue. I had four treatments in relatively quick succession: 1 hour per session. Each time I was treated by Debs with warmth, professionalism and compassion and I was made to feel safe. Debs always created a relaxed, deeply calming atmosphere, and so by the end of each session I felt rejunevated and energised. My nose bleeds have not returned since I began the treatment, which is a startling departure from the norm. I fully intend to return for more treatments and strongly recommend Debs to anyone who may be considering acupuncture.’
K, Shiplake, November 2018