Stillpoint Acupuncture

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Restoring health & releasing potential

Acupuncture in Cornwall

About Stillpoint Acupuncture

Are you suffering from a frozen shoulder or from IBS?  Are you looking for natural facial rejuvenation (face-lift) that doesn’t involve surgery? Or maybe you’re worried about your fertility or about the onset of the menopause?

I’m here to help you with all these issues – and many more besides.

I graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 2002 with a degree in Traditional Five Element Acupuncture. I’m a member of the largest governing body for the profession in the UK, so I can offer you reassurance that my practice conforms to the highest standards. What’s more, I’ve pursued further training in areas that particularly interest me, including women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and the menopause.

I look forward to welcoming you to my clinic in Cornwall. In the meantime, if you have any queries, I’d be happy to answer them by phone or email before you visit.

Helen Pinguey

Member of British Acupuncture Council

Other techniques used

As well as needling acupuncture points, I may also include other Chinese medicine techniques, such as moxibustion (application of indirect heat using moxa a therapeutic herb – to warm and relax muscles and stimulate the energy meridians) and cupping (glass cups with a vacuum seal placed on the skin to stimulate blood flow and clear stagnant Qi).

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What does acupuncture feel like?

Having an acupuncture treatment is a relaxing process and, although needles are used, you shouldn’t feel more than a tingle or an occasional dull ache.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture has been practised in the East for thousands of years. This holistic technique works to stimulate your vital energy (or ‘Qi’) and can be used in two ways: to strengthen your constitution and prevent illness; or to help relieve symptoms. Whether your energy is low and you’re feeling generally poorly, or whether you have a specific condition, traditional acupuncture can help.

Can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture can help improve your energy, sleep, mood and general wellbeing and vitality, as well as specific conditions Please see link to the British  Acupuncture Council (BAcC) fact sheets which explains conditions that acupuncture can help.

How long does it take to notice results?

One or two sessions may be all it takes to start feeling the benefit, but chronic conditions will take longer to stabilise and may need regular top-ups. In the initial stages, weekly appointments are quite normal.

Is acupuncture suitable for me?

Acupuncture is suitable for people of all ages and can be integrated with conventional medicine.

What to wear?

Please wear loose comfortable clothing.  You will need to remove your shoes and socks before getting on the couch.

After your acupuncture treatment

After an acupuncture treatment, you are likely to feel great: relaxed, serene, ache-free, clear-headed, be ready to fall asleep and rest. It is advised to drink as much water as possible following the 24hrs after your treatment and avoid caffeine and alcohol during this time.

Are there any side effects to acupuncture?

You shouldn’t experience any major side effects, although it’s possible you may feel drowsy and have some minor bruising at the points the needle has entered. Sometimes your symptoms may arise as your Qi clears and settles.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

(Non-surgical Facelift)

How does acupuncture help with facial rejuvenation?

I am a member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK and I trained with Paul Adkins, the founder of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture.

I use the technique to treat the underlying causes of ageing, as well as the way it manifests itself in our faces. It’s a non-surgical technique which won’t reproduce the dramatic results of surgery, but it can improve facial muscle and skin tone, as well as your general health.

Over a course of six to twelve treatments, Facial Enhancement Acupuncture can:

• Increase collagen production and circulation
• Reduce puffiness, sagginess, wrinkles and dry skin

How quickly will I see effects of acupuncture facial rejuvenation?

Each treatment is individual and designed around your personal needs, but you should start to see effects half-way through the process. It’s a good idea to book maintenance treatments on a quarterly basis too.

The benefits of acupuncture

There are many benefits of acupuncture. Acupuncture treatments can assist with a variety of physical
and emotional problems. Here’s just a few of them:

May help with:

Migraines & headaches

Pain relief

Detoxifying the body

Sleep, restlessness, fatigue & insomnia

Symptoms of anxiety and depression

Renew energy levels

Rebalancing hormones

Circulation

Allergies

Menopause

Gynaecological conditions

Fertility & pregnancy

 

 

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Precautions / Consultation

Before your acupuncture treatment we will complete a consultation form. As with any treatment it is important to tell your me if you:

1. are, or think you might be, pregnant.

2. have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication including any blood thinning medication.

3. have suffered a major illness

4. have recently had an injury or operation

If you are suffering from a disease or condition which you are concerned could be aggravated or simply unsure of, you should always seek advice from your doctor. Information regarding your wellbeing should always be disclosed to your me prior to treatment. You can always speak to me about this before coming for your acupuncture treatment. I am only a phone call away.

Acupuncture & facial rejuvenation

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10% DISCOUNT FOR BLOCK BOOKING OF 4 OR MORE TREATMENTS

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