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Chinese Medicine Clinic

Chinese Medicine Clinic

The Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies Clinic is an eight bed clinic which is open to treat the public, staff and students which is open 5 days a week during term time from 0900-1600 hrs.

The student practitioners are closely supervised by qualified and experienced practitioners. Treatments include Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, Tuina Massage, Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

A wide range of conditions can be treated within the clinic including general musculoskeletal injuries which include back pain, smoking cessation, weight loss, insomnia, arthritis, skin conditions, migraines and depression.

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Acupuncture is given to most patients who come for a Chinese Medicine treatment at the Glyndwr Acupuncture clinic. It involves the gentle insertion of very fine, sterilised, disposable needles into points on the body. These acupuncture points correspond to energy channels or meridians, and an acupuncturist can stimulate the body's own healing response and help to restore its natural balance.

Is Acupuncture Safe? - Yes, every student acupuncturist who practices at the Glynd┼Ár University Clinic has been assessed to the National standards in safety and competency. These student acupuncturists are studying to a degree level and are members of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine UK (ATCM UK).  Sterile disposable needles are always used and the clinic adheres strictly to professional codes of Practice.

Does Acupuncture treatment hurt? - Normally no, however you may feel a bit of an ache when the needles are stimulated. Your acupuncturist will be using needles which are very fine and flexible. The needles are usually inserted only to a few millimetres. If this is a worry, your acupuncturist can use even finer needles or needle-free techniques.

How long does an acupuncture treatment last? - Most acupuncture treatments take up to an hour which includes a consultation. The experience is usually very relaxing and you may feel a heavy sensation in your limbs.

Who can benefit from acupuncture? - Acupuncture is especially effective for all musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, chronic pain symptoms, arthritis, back pain and rheumatism. It is also used very effectively for many other conditions.

How can I book a session? - If you would like to book an acupuncture treatment at the Wrexham clinic please call: 01978 293403. The clinic works on a donation only basis so there is no set charge for treatment.

Tui Na Massage

Tui Na Massage

Tui Na is a form of massage which is quite different from Western massage. A Tui Na practitioner will use finger pressure, stretching and leverage to stimulate the channels and acupuncture points.

What should I wear? - Tui Na massage can be performed through clothing as well as directly on the skin with oils. You should inform your Tui Na practitioner which you prefer.

Does a Tui Na Massage hurt? - Tui Na is mostly a gentle massage, but there are some techniques which an advanced Tui Na practitioner can use which may be uncomfortable.

How long does Tui Na massage last? - Including the consultation, a Tuina massage treatment will last approximately 1 hour, although longer or shorter sessions can be requested.

Who can benefit from a Tui na massage? - Tui Na massage is not only an effective treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, it can also be effective for many other conditions, particularly digestive problems and insomnia.

How can I book a session? - If you would like to book a Tuina massage treatment at the Wrexham clinic please call: 01978 293403 The clinic works on a donation only basis so there is no set charge for treatment.

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