Wellness and Relaxation therapy using acupuncture and Cupping. Rachel the newest associate of the natural doctor is a fully trained and qualified Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner. She is an experienced acupuncturist with a special interest in cupping therapy.

Cupping therapy can improve immunity, digestion and promote relaxation…

It can naturally reduce muscle tension and pain, and is used by athletes to reduce stiffness and improve performance. It can be used with or instead of acupuncture for those who dislike needles.

Most clients will describe cupping as virtually painless, very relaxing and better than a deep tissue massage. Many patients request cupping and/or acupuncture regularly as a relaxing treatment for wellbeing and a range of health conditions.

Cups are placed on the skin in such a way that a vacuum forms inside the cup. The vacuum sucks the skin into the cup which is left in place for up to 20 minutes. Several cups can be used in one treatment. Massage oil (with or without essential oils) can be applied to help the cups slide across the skin. Cups like acupuncture help the blood and ‘Qi’ to flow more easily, especially where there are areas of stagnation. It can leave painless round red patches, drawing out toxins but these fade over a few days. Read more about Chinese Medicine and cupping here…

Ring or come into the practice and ask at reception to book in for a 1 hour session for £50. Sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturday mornings at present.