Acupuncture in Waterloo and Covent Garden
If you're looking for acupuncture in London, around the Waterloo or Covent Garden areas, we will be able to help you. Here at breathe London, we have been offering acupuncture for many years, and our clients and customers have seen fantastic results.
What can acupuncture help with?
Clients come for acupuncture treatments for many different ailments, including;
- Eating disorders
- Lower back pain
- Sciatica Neck and shoulder tension
- Stress management
- Digestive problems
To find out how acupuncture can help you, contact Laura via her biography below.
Acupuncture is known for helping relieve pain, discomfort, and stress and provide long-lasting pain relief than other 'short-term' treatment.
What are acupuncture and Chinese medicine?
During an acupuncture treatment, fine needles are inserted into the body's strategic points to encourage pain relief, healing, stress relief, or even fertility. Acupuncture stimulates and rebalances energy flows around the body.
Traditional acupuncture works on the idea that the body contains energy, which needs free flow around the body to stay in peak health. This energy flows through the body using something called meridians. The energy is called Qi (pronounced "chee"), and when Qi does not flow freely through the body - it can cause illness and pain.
We know that acupuncture is successful because we see the positive results it brings, but it's scientifically proven too, and there have been many studies showing the effectiveness of acupuncture. When needles are inserted, it stimulates the nerves in the skin and muscle, which can produce various reactions from the body. These reactions help increase your body's release of natural painkillers (called endorphins and serotonin).
The British acupuncture council have an excellent fact sheet listing the benefits and the evidence base for treatments.
Is acupuncture painful?
For most people, the pain is non-existent or minimal. Some people are very wary of acupuncture because it involves needles, but the needles are extremely fine, and most people won't feel them being inserted.
For some people, they might feel a tingling or a dull ache when the needles are inserted - but it should not hurt or be painful.
Picking the right therapist
Laura is our acupuncture therapist here at Breathe, and she is an excellent practitioner and a kind, generous and diligent person. Laura will ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed and work with you to ensure you get the results you need.
Treatment and booking details
Initial Consultation and Treatment £75 - 1hr
Follow up Acupuncture and/or Tui Na (Chinese pressure point massage) Treatment £65 - 45mins/1hr
No/low income rate £40 for 45mins (2pm-4pm)
Laura is at the Waterloo centre on Tuesdays and Fridays at 34 Colombo Street, SE1 8DP and is also at the Covent Garden Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays.