Other treatments.......

One or more of the ancilliary techniques listed below may enhance the effects of your treatment. I will always discuss any ancillary techniques with you prior to their use to ensure you are happy for me to proceed.




In certain circumstances I like to use Moxibustion (Moxa) to enhance the effects of acupuncture treatment. Moxa involves the gentle warming of acupuncture points and other areas of the body by the burning of a Chinese Herb. This treatment can make the room a little smoky but many people like the aroma. acupuncture suffolk


Fire Cupping

Stress, overwork and other lifestyle factors lead to held muscle tension and impairment of the circulation of blood, tissue fluids and vital energy. Glass Cups are gently warmed with a flame and then placed on the body in order to form a vacuum that promotes the restoration of circulation to the area.


Gua sha

This technique, which involves rubbing the skin with a Gua sha tool, has a similar effect to Cupping. It might be used for example to work closer to the skin's surface, or on an area such as an elbow joint where it would be difficult to place a Cup. acupuncture suffolk


About NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)

The NADA protocol is a form of auricular acupuncture that was designed to aid recovery from substance misuse. Because it has been found to have a highly calming effect on the mind it is now becoming widely used for stress, anxiety and panic disorder, trauma recovery in communities following major catastrophes, aiding recovery from psychiatric medications dependency, relaxation in young people with behavioural disorders, smoking cessation, and ameliorating side effects from drug treatment in cancer. The protocol is known to have a calming effect on the central nervous system. acupuncture suffolk


The NADA protocol is generally used in a group setting which makes it a highly affordable alternative to other treatments. acupuncture suffolk


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a free, no obligation consultation.

Mobile: 07709 938223. E mail: mark@integrated-acupuncture.co.uk

Contact: 07709 938223

E mail: mark@integrated-acupuncture.co.uk

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Why membership of the British Acupuncture Council is so important

Unfortunately there is currently no statutory regulation for complementary and alternative medicine (with the exception of osteopathy and chiropractic). It is therefore essential to ensure that the acupuncturist you choose is suitably qualified and working to a high standard of competence and hygiene.

With over 3000 members the British Acupuncture Council is the UK's largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture and maintains extremely high standards of education, discipline, ethics and practice. Its aim is to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times.

When you choose a BAcC member you can be sure of:

  • a minimum of three years training to degree level including anatomy and physiology and other appropriate elements of western medicine.

  • adherence to the Council's Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct.

  • compliance with current health and safety legislation.

  • full medical malpractice and public/products liabiltity insurance cover.

  • up-to-date practice skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development.

The Professional Standards Authority created the Accredited Voluntary Register in order that members of the public can choose the services of practitioners who are on a register that has been independently assessed and approved.


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