Acupuncture is one of the many varied therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of ‘hair-fine needles’ into a specific location to stimulate the body’s healing energy or ‘Qi’. Acupuncture is recognised as a safe and reliable method of treatment for many conditions including stress, muscle and joint pain and it is also used as a support for IVF treatment and some forms of infertility.
What conditions may acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has produced a long list of disease categories for which Traditional Chinese Medicine has demonstrable benefit, and this includes: Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Migraine, Nausea, Indigestion, Constipation, IBS, High blood pressure, Obesity, Diabetes, Neck-Shoulder / Back / Knee pain, Arthritis (both osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis), Strains and Sprains and other soft tissue injuries, PMS, Irregular or Painful Periods, Menopausal Syndrome, Fluid Retention, Skin Disorder.
Acupuncture can provide long-term relief from chronic pain.
Assessment by a qualified Acupuncturist will include taking a full history and conducting an examination to determine the location, nature and extend of your pain. Acupuncture treatment can safely be given for acute and chronic low back pain.
Many people show a rapid response to acupuncture and experience immediate pain relief; in other cases, the condition may require several courses of treatment. Pain relief through treatment with acupuncture can also reduce the need for medication. For more chronic pain, acupuncture can play an essential role in maintaining a healthy back and reduce the chance of a return to pain.
Acupuncture can safely be given in combination with other forms of treatment, including massage and pain killers. It is important to tell your practitioner what other forms of treatment you may be receiving and what if any other conditions you have. These can influence the type of treatment you will receive and will help your acupuncturist give you the most effective treatment for your condition.
Vadim Kalganov (Dip Ac TCM) is a Diplomat of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and a Member of the Acupuncture Society. He received Bachelors Degree in Biology Science from The State University of Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1995, later followed by Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the College of Chinese Medicine in London, a prestigious UK school of TCM.
Vadim is experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions. His training focused particularly on treating pain, stress, skin conditions, gynea conditions, infertility, and much more. In his practice, a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments are used alongside dietary, nutrition and lifestyle advice.
Vadim is qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy. This unique blend of skills makes him a well-rounded healthcare professional and provides a fast resolution to pain for people of all ages. Vadim is very passionate and knowledgeable about health and wellbeing. He is a member of the Acupuncture Society, General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), HCPC and CSP