Acupuncturist & Wellbeing Specialist
Claire is a qualified and experienced Acupuncturist and Naturopath. She is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).
Claire is trained in a variety of modalities including acupressure and facial acupuncture. She works together with her patients to thoughtfully tailor treatment to the individual, enabling them to regain control over their own health. She uses traditional Chinese Medicine theory in a contemporary way, treating each and every patient uniquely and holistically. Claire often works alongside conventional western medicine., believing that to heal and thrive, we need to address our wellbeing physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Your first appointment will be 75 minutes duration. This initial consultation allows Claire an in depth insight into your current health and well-being. She will discuss expectations, concerns and a suggested treatment plan with you. All follow up appointments will be 45-60 minutes long as the assessment required will be less. You will receive an individualised treatment based on your current health and well-being and the condition for which you are seeking help. Treatment will seek to alleviate symptoms whilst also addressing the root causes of your condition by re-establishing physical and emotional balance within your body, thus reminding your body how to heal itself and maintain optimum health.
Your treatment will consist of one or more of the natural interventions Claire provides, including Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Naturopathy, Electro-acupuncture and Acupressure
Claire also offers cosmetic Facial rejuvenation acupuncture as she believes it’s is a woman’s right to look as good in her own skin as she feels without resorting chemicals and surgery. It is empowering for a woman to take control of her own ageing.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is the natural alternative to Botox. It increases blood to the face improving vitality, increases collagen to areas with wrinkles and causes muscles to contract thereby toning the face where elasticity has been lost through the process of ageing.
Acupuncture points are chosen according to your specific diagnosis. It initiates the healing mechanisms within your own body. Once the extremely fine needles are in, many patients feel a sense of serenity and calm.
Cupping feels like massage in reverse. By gently pulling the muscles and fascia upwards, it draws toxins to the surface of the skin where the immune system is better able to eliminate them and encourages oxygenated blood flow to the area.
Mugwort is a herb used to warm and stimulate acupuncture points through a process called moxibustion. It improves circulation to relieve pain and boost energy. It is also used successfully to turn breech babies.
Gua Sha improves local circulation and breaks up scar tissue or adhesions in the muscles and connective tissue, by gently scraping a tool over the surface of the skin to stimulate local circulation. It is also a great complimentary technique for treating respiratory conditions.
Naturopathy is a complete system of western natural medicine that focuses on preventive health and the use of non-toxic, natural therapies. It is all about encouraging and supporting your body’s own natural self healing mechanisms.
Electroacupuncture is intended to help increase the potential healing effects of traditional acupuncture. It works by passing a tiny electrical impulse between two needles. The patient may report a gentle vibration. It is useful for chronic or acute musculoskeletal pain.
Acupressure works on the same ancient theory as acupuncture. Points are stimulated gently with the practitioners own fingers, naturally easing blockages and restoring balance. Research suggests particular success with morning sickness, anxiety and paediatric care where a gentler approach is preferred.